Corporal Hasan of Turkey’s Igdir province was part of the heavy machine gun team of the Ottoman army and guarded Jerusalem for 65 years until his death in 1982.
With Topkapi Palace, the administrative and residential power centre of the house of Ottomans, the Turkish government has inherited many valuable holy relics including the Prophet Muhammad's personal belongings.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday inaugurated Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge – the third bridge to link Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus.
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