Turkey's head of religious affairs Mehmet Görmez has said he will return the official luxurious car which was allegedly bought for his use.
In an interview with private TV channel Habertürk in Ankara, Görmez said on Monday night: "We will return it to set an example."
Last December, a Turkish daily reported that the Presidency of Religious Affairs had bought a Mercedes worth a million Turkish liras, or approximately $368,500.
The report created controversy and questions were raised over whether the head of Presidency of Religious Affairs should be given such an expensive car. The Presidency of Religious Affairs had denied the report and said that the car had been bought using money from the Turkish Diyanet Foundation's budget, which came under the religious affairs.
"This car is a grave for me and I do not want to enter a grave," Görmez said, adding that he had not used the car, "not even for a single day."
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