Dec 20 2017

Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate translates Quran into four new languages

Turkish Directorate of Religious Affairs has translated the Quran into four different languages - Bulgarian, Uzbek and two African languages, Chichewa and Shona, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency said on Tuesday.

It said Turkey’s top religious body aimed to spread the message of the Quran to people all around the world with its “No languages without the Quran” project.

The translations into Chichewa and Shona would be sent to Malawi and Zimbabwe, it said.

The directorate also said It had sped up efforts to publish the Quran in German, French, Russian and Persian, with the Persian translation expected to be ready in 2018.

The authority has already translated the Quran into several other languages.