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14th-century mosque in N.Turkey drawing global interest

Mahmut Bey Mosque, one of the first wood columned and wood roofed mosques in Anatolia, is attracting visitors from around the globe.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Renovations of historic sites in Anatolia not up to par: Foundations head

Source : Hurriyet Daily News / 26 Feb 2014

Standards across the country are uneven when it comes to the restoration of historic buildings, the head of Turkey’s foundations umbrella organization has said.

Adnan Ertem, the head of Turkey’s General Directorate of Foundations (VGM), said restorations in Istanbul outranked Turkey’s other cities in terms of quality.

 

Centuries-old Qur`an Found In Turkey

Source : OnIslam & News Agencies / 17 Sep 2013

Preserved for centuries in a prayer rug, a 1200 year–old handwritten Qur’an and tafsir books have been found in a Turkish mosque in Muğla province in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey.

“We did not give it any importance thinking that it was an ordinary Qur’an,” Yüksel Kılınçarslan, the imam of Tepecik Mosque where the Qur’an was found, told Anadolu Agency reported on Monday, September 16.

 
 

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