Ankara, Turkey – According to the fiscal plan, Presidency of Religious Affairs’ (Diyanet) budget will increase from 11.5 billion TL to 12.9 billion TL. Diyanet will thus overtake the ministries of Interior, Foreign Affairs, Energy, Culture and Tourism, Industry, Environment and Urbanism and Trade.

According to the Medium Term Financial Plan (OVMP) prepared by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance and covering the period 2021-2023, the budget of Diyanet will increase from 11.5 billion lira to 12.9 billion lira.

While the Medium Term Financial Plan (OVMP), prepared by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance and covering the period of 2021-2023, was published in the Official Gazette, the allowances to be received from the budget by the institutions became clear.

According to the plan, which is the roadmap of the budget to be submitted to the Parliament on October 17, the budget revenues (net) will be 1.1 trillion lira, and the expenses will be 1.3 trillion lira next year.

Diyanet’s budget surpasses ministries:

  • The Presidency’s initial budget was 3.1 billion lira this year. This figure will be 4 billion lira for 2021, 4.2 billion lira for 2022 and 4.5 billion lira for 2023.
  • The budget of the Directorate of Religious Affairs will increase from 11.5 billion lira to 12.9 billion lira. It will be 13.9 billion lira in 2022 and 14.8 billion lira in 2023. With its 2021 budget, Diyanet will overtake the Ministries of Interior, Foreign Affairs, Energy, Culture and Tourism, Industry, Environment and Urbanization and Trade.
  • The Ministry of Treasury and Finance will get the biggest share of the budget with 527.9 billion lira.
  • The budget of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, which is 29 billion TL this year, will be 17.4 billion TL next year; The share of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources is from 3.3 billion lira to 3.1 billion lira; The share of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism from 5.1 billion lira to 4.1 billion lira, the share of the Ministry of Industry and Technology from 7.9 billion lira to 4.7 billion lira; The share of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is reduced from 40.3 billion lira to 32.1 billion lira.