Municipality in Istanbul , Turkey has banned housing projects which have pools as they will only allow up to 15 percent of the apartment units constructed to be single-bedroom units due to ‘inappropriate’ lifestyles. Is a sin ‘haram’ when it’s above 15 percent and ‘halal’ when it’s below it.
According to HDN The new construction plan also enforces building a mosque in all housing projects constructed on parcels bigger than 10,000 meters. According to the plan, the mosques will be separate from the buildings.
According to the recent rules that have been introduced for the current construction plan from Dec. 6, 2007 to fit this year’s plan, open pools will not be allowed in housing projects in the district.
Another change foresees a limit on single-bedroom apartment units as they can be used for “inappropriate conduct.” According to the new regulations, the ratio of these units to all others will be kept at 15 percent.