Muslims across the world on Friday evening welcomed the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.
Ramadan is considered by Muslims as the most sacred month on the Islamic calendar, as it is in this month in which the Holy Quran was revealed.
Almost 1.5 billion Muslims will for the next month refrain from eating and drinking from dawn till dusk and spend most of their free time in prayers.
The first fast will commence on Saturday.
TRT World's Nafisa Latic reports from Istanbul.