The Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB) will train imams in Germany for the first time.
The occasion was marked at a ceremony in Dahlem, North Rhine-Westphalia, on Thursday.
The programme will begin with 12 female and 10 male students, all of whom needed a theology degree from a German of Turkish university in order to enrol.
DITIB is one of the largest Islamic organisations in... Еще Germany, responsible for 857 mosques and nearly 1,100 imams. Previously religious teachers were trained in Ankara and sent to Germany from Turkey.