The Speech of the President of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Ali Erbaş

The Speech of the President of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Ali Erbaş

As of July 24th, Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) converted Hagia Sophia into a mosque. Hagia Sophia, as you know, is the world’s one of the most popular tourist attractions. Once it was a museum, now is a mosque, Hagia Sophia has been a religious center for Orthodox Christianity over 1.500 years. And so,…

Turkey Converts Famous Hagia Sophia Museum into a Mosque

Turkey Converts Famous Hagia Sophia Museum into a Mosque

The 10th Chamber of the Council of State has announced that it has annulled the Council of Ministers Decree which was dated November 24, 1934. And they turned Hagia Sophia from a mosque into a museum. Shortly after the committee announced this verdict, the Presidential Decree handing Hagia Sophia over to the Presidency of Religious…

Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar Finally Reopens after the Longest Closure
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Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar Finally Reopens after the Longest Closure

Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar is one of the most historic and famous tourist attractions of both Turkey and Istanbul. However, sadly an eerie silence has fallen over Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. As we pointed out, it is one of the world’s oldest, largest, and most visited markets. So there, you can encounter a raucous mixture of languages, cultures,…

Must see places in Istanbul – Part 1
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Must see places in Istanbul – Part 1

İstanbul is a wonderful city with many attractions including great natural wonders like the Bosphorus, ancient temples, great museums and lots of sights. If you are planning to visit İstanbul, you’ll enjoy our list. Coordinates will be given as Google Maps link, if you are using Evernote style note app or other bookmark for offline…

“Skyfall” the new movie of 007 James Bond shooting in Turkey

“Skyfall” the new movie of 007 James Bond shooting in Turkey

The famous film series of James Bond based on Ian Flemings novels continues with the upcoming movie “Skyfall”.The 23rd instalment of the series will have scenes from Turkey. The first 15 minutes will show solid action scenes on the old Railway of  Yüreğir-Misis, the famous Varda Bridge and Kasım Gülek Bridge. Also, the movie will…