Since the Ottoman conquest of Istanbul in 1453, the Turkish empire built many mosques from Fatih to Suleymaniye and Sultanahmet, establishing their Islamic identity in the city.
Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has launched the reopening and operation of Ayasofya Mosque's Fatih Madrassa — Istanbul’s first religious school under the Ottoman Empire.
Turkey’s president hopes for a 2021 that brings with it security, peace, happiness, health and welfare for all humanity.
Gli died at a veterinary clinic in Istanbul's Levent district where he was receiving treatment since September 24.
Previously set to be held between February and May this year, the Alexis Gritchenko exhibition, featuring works between 1919 and 1921, was delayed due to the coronavirus. It will be open from now until November at Istanbul’s Mesher exhibition space.
Chora, converted into a museum in Turkey in 1945, to reopen for Muslim prayers after presidential decree.
Qushji’s great mathematical mind profoundly impacted the science of astronomy. His knowledge was borrowed by scholars worldwide, mainly the Indian subcontinent.
The decision was not met with the kind of hysteria that some tried, and failed, to impose on it.
Turkey's foreign ministry says Greece showcased its hostility against Islam and Turkey once again under the pretext of showing reaction against the reopening of the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque for worship.
This is the full transcript of the first Friday prayer sermon since the Hagia Sophia’s restoration to a mosque.
Mimar Sinan, an undisputedly greatest architect of the Ottoman era, constructed supporting blocks and minarets around Hagia Sophia in the 16th century, reinforcing its dome and increasing its longevity.
A fortnight ago a Turkish court ruled that the 1934 decree converting the historic site into a museum was not legal, paving the way for its restoration as a mosque.
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