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Turkey to develop economic relations with Russia amid sanctions

Source : AA / 17 Sep 2014

Turkey is to increase its exports to Russia in the face of toughened Western sanctions against the country over the Ukrainian crisis, Turkey's Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci has said.


Turkey favourite destination for UAE nationals

Source : Gulf Today / 21 Aug 2014

UAE tourists would like to visit Turkey as their next European holiday destination in new research which looked at past and future travel behaviour across the Middle East and Far East.

The Muslim Travel Index Europe 2014, released on Wednesday, has shown that Turkey is the number one country of choice for tourists in the UAE as a future place to visit.


Green Mosque in south-eastern Turkey

Source : World Bulletin / 24 Jul 2014

People around the world have heard of the spectacular Blue Mosque in Istanbul. But there is another mosque worthy of visitors' attention, for different reasons -- the ivy-covered Yesil Mosque, or Green Mosque, in Adana, in southern Turkey, along the Seyhan River, about 20 miles from the Mediterranean sea.


Holy Qurans exhibition opens in Istanbul

Source : Kuzey news agency / 09 Jul 2014

Hand-written Qurans along with the ones written in several languages are exhibited in Istanbul during holy month of Ramadan, the month when the Quran was first to be revealed by Allah.


Hundreds of Christians convert to Islam in Turkey

Source : Fides / 06 Jun 2014

According to the information reported in the Turkish press and from the General Secretariat of Religious Affairs in Turkey, 779 people residing in the Country have converted to Islam since the beginning of 2014. 


Thousands pray at Hagia Sophia, want it reverted to a Mosque

Source : Muslim Village / 03 Jun 2014

Tens of thousands of Turkish Muslims have gathered on Saturday dawn to pray outside historic Aya Sofia (Hagia Sophia) museum, urging Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to reopen it as a mosque.

“This is a serious push to break Ayasofya’s chains,” Salih Turan, head of the Anatolia Youth Association, which has collected 15 million signatures to petition for it to be turned back into a mosque, told Reuters.


World’s First Underwater Mosque

Source : OnIslam with News Agencies / 09 May 2014

The first underground mosque has been constructed in Turkey’s Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, the building that has won the first place in the World Architecture Fest competition for religious places.

"Mosques are places to contemplate and pray,” Mehmet Narin, the Mufti of Buyukcekmece, told the World Bulletin.


Istanbul hosts Islamic exhibition for Prophet's birthday

Source : World Bulletin / 06 May 2014

In commemoration of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Turkey's Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture and Tourism Ministry has opened an exhibition about his life at Istanbul's Topkapi Palace Museum.


Turkey to restore oldest mosque in Albanian capital

Source : World Bulletin / 02 May 2014

The last remaining mosque from the Ottoman Empire in Tirana, Ethem Bey's Mosque in the capital Tirana, will be restored by Turkey's aid agency - Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency, reports Anadolu Agency (AA) correspondent.


Turkey elects headscarved mayors in local polls

Source : World Bulletin / 01 Apr 2014

AK Party Chairman Mustafa Ulvi Bezirci said Fatma Toru won the 2014 municipal elections in Meram district of Konya. She became the first headscarved mayor according to the initial results announced by Bezirci in a statement.

Toru was born in 1972 in Konya and graduated from the Department of Surveying Engineering of Selcuk Unversity. She worked in Meram Municipality's Caybasi Urban Transformation Project chief. Fatma Toru is married and has 2 children.


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