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.
Offering up thousands of meticulously-collected pieces in a historic mansion on Istanbul’s Asian side, the Istanbul Toy Museum is a welcome stop for locals and international visitors alike. TRT World talks to its founder Sunay Akin to learn more.
Starting on June 26 and continuing through August 2020, Istanbul’s Yenikapi Show Centre will be the host to many concerts and film screenings.
Where can you go to visit beautiful buildings, gorgeous gardens in Istanbul? Try the pavilions, a remnant from Ottoman sultans, spread out throughout the city in the most picturesque spots.
Turkey, a country with many rich offerings - from its natural beauty, gastronomy, history and the arts - wants tourists to continue coming to its highly unique and distinctive regions.
Egypt’s Al Azhar, central to Islamic education and religious life for centuries, has lost a lot of its shine under Sisi’s regime.
The activist and author spent ten years off and on in Turkey, mingling with the intelligentsia, working on his manuscripts, and stepping back from the oppressive atmosphere of the United States at the height of the civil rights movement.
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