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How Turkey’s televangelists gain money, mockery

Religious leaders who allegedly receive astronomical sums for preaching Islam raise questions about the basics of faith and social practices in Turkey.

During the month of Ramadan, preachers hosting and starring in TV programs with religious content were in high demand in Turkey, just as they were in many other Muslim countries. 

Lay and religious critics, however, took issue with the hundreds of thousands of liras reportedly earned by Turkey’s televangelists during Ramadan and the rest of the year.

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