Istanbul Modern has announced that it will remain open over the weekend and therefore during the second and third days of Eid, on August 1 and 2. It offers three separate exhibitions that can be visited with coronavirus precautions in place.
Some 350,000 people have attended Friday prayer in Istanbul's iconic mosque after a Turkish court annulled a 1934 Council of State decree that had turned Hagia Sophia into a museum, paving the way for its use again as a mosque.
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.
Some marbles carry the writings of the Vikings, some doors carry the weight of jaw-dropping myths. The great Hagia Sophia houses many secrets within its magnificent walls. Here are some.
Turkey's presidential spokesperson has said the art, artefacts and architecture of the historic building will not be damaged. A Turkish court annulled a 1934 decree to restore Hagia Sophia's status as a mosque, with the first prayers set for July 24.
The Rahmi M Koc Museum, Turkey’s first and only industrial museum, has reopened after lockdown, meaning visitors can once again see classic cars, planes, and more. They can also take a trip down the Golden Horn on a restored fishing boat.
A landmark ruling has reversed a previous decision preventing worship in the Hagia Sophia after its conversion into a museum in 1934.
An auction, organised by Istanbul Muzayede, will take place online at 8pm Turkish time on July 12, 2020. The job lot will comprise forty six prints of the legendary photojournalist, who died in 2018 at the age of 90.
The Serefiye Cistern reopens on July 1, 2020 after months of being closed because of the pandemic.
Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee hopes the trial will shed light on the whereabouts of his body, which was never found.
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