Global  

Erdogan joins thousands for first prayers at Hagia Sophia

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 02:08s - Published
Erdogan joins thousands for first prayers at Hagia Sophia

Erdogan joins thousands for first prayers at Hagia Sophia

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan joined huge crowds on Friday for the first prayers at Hagia Sophia in nine decades, sealing his ambition to restore Muslim worship at an ancient site long revered in both Christianity and Islam.

Emer McCarthy reports.


You Might Like


💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 12th President of Turkey

India slams Turkish President Erdogan's Kashmir remarks at UNGA

T S Tirumurti, India’s permanent...
WorldNews

Turkish President Erdogan's remarks on J&K at UN 'completely unacceptable': India

"We have seen remarks by President of Turkey on Indian UT (Union Territory) of Jammu & Kashmir. They constitute gross interference in India's internal affairs..
IndiaTimes

Leaders spar at UN General Assembly amid global crisis

(CNN)World leaders gathered virtually Tuesday for this week's United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with the UN's historic 75th anniversary overshadowed by..
WorldNews

'Learn to respect sovereignty of nations': India slams Turkey after Erdogan rakes Kashmir at UNGA

India has strongly reacted to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an raking Kashmir during his united nations general assembly speech.
DNA
REPLAY: Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's speech at UN General Assembly [Video]

REPLAY: Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's speech at UN General Assembly

Credit: FRANCE 24 English    Duration: 25:27Published

Hagia Sophia Hagia Sophia UNESCO World Heritage Site in Istanbul, Turkey

Turks hold first Eid prayers at Hagia Sophia mosque [Video]

Turks hold first Eid prayers at Hagia Sophia mosque

Eid al-Adha -- the Feast of Sacrifice -- is one of the most important holidays in the Muslim Calendar. It includes the pilgrimage to holy city of Mecca, the haj, which is one of the five pillars of Islam.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:02Published

Turkey Turkey Country in Western Asia and Southeastern Europe

Greece, Turkey Agree to Hold Talks to Discuss Mediterranean Crisis

Ankara, September 22: Turkey and Greece on Tuesday have agreed to resume talks over contested maritime claims in the eastern Mediterranean. The Greece-Turkish..
WorldNews

Christianity Christianity Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth

Lebanon's Christian rivalries return amid crisis [Video]

Lebanon's Christian rivalries return amid crisis

An old rivalry between Christian factions who fought each other in Lebanon's civil war has flared again on the street and in political debate. It's renewing fears of fresh unrest as the nation grapples with its worst crisis since the conflict. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 02:30Published

Pakistan 'epicenter of terrorism'; persecutes Hindus, Sikhs, Christians: India at Geneva

Describing Pakistan as an “epicenter of terrorism”, India has said that no one deserves an unsolicited lecture on human rights from Islamabad that has..
IndiaTimes

Related news from verified sources

First Muslim prayer in Hagia Sophia after mosque reconversion

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will take part in the first prayers at Hagia Sophia since the...
SBS - Published Also reported by •Japan TodayWorldNews


'I shed tears of joy': Muslims emotional over Friday prayers at Hagia Sophia

Emotional worshippers expressed their joy on Friday (July 24) at witnessing the first Muslim prayers...
SBS - Published

Kuwait- Prayers to resume at Hagia Sophia on Fri. -- Erdogan

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, July 17 (KUNA) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
MENAFN.com - Published Also reported by •Jerusalem PostJapan Today



Tweets about this


Related videos from verified sources

Muslim prayers in Hagia Sophia for first time in 86 years [Video]

Muslim prayers in Hagia Sophia for first time in 86 years

Turkish president joins hundreds of worshippers after iconic Istanbul landmark's controversial reconversion into mosque.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:04Published
Greek protesters burn Turkish flags as Istanbul's Hagia Sophia becomes mosque again [Video]

Greek protesters burn Turkish flags as Istanbul's Hagia Sophia becomes mosque again

Protests in Thessaloniki, Greece included the burning of Turkish flags as the famous Hagia Sophia in Istanbul returns to Islamic prayer services on Friday (July 24).

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 02:24Published
Muslim prayers in Turkey's Hagia Sophia for first time in 86 years [Video]

Muslim prayers in Turkey's Hagia Sophia for first time in 86 years

The historic Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey sees prayer inside of the building for the first time in 86 years on Friday (July 24).

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 00:34Published