Press service of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Crimea and Sevastopol reported that builders started to erect a minaret at the ancient mosque Koktash Jami in the village of Sinekamenka in Belogorsk district on April 2.

Koktash Jami has been restored since October, 2014. The restoration was initiated by Seran Kerimov, a member of the Muslim community.

According to the Crimean Mufti, the builders have begun to prepare the platform for mounting a 12-meter-tall minaret. According to Karimov, the approximate cost of works including equipment and labor workers are estimated at RUB 200 thousand.

Currently, the mosque building is fully restored and abdesthane (room for ablution - Ed.) is built. Fundraising for the restoration of the medieval mosque is ongoing.