Erdogan: Turkey seeks to improve relations with Israel

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey hopes to improve its relations with Israel "to bring our ties to a better point." Speaking...

Turkey appoints ambassador to Israel

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Turkey has appointed a new ambassador to Israel after a two-year absence. The move to appoint Ufuk Ulutas, 40, is part of an attempt to...

Turkey rejects calls to re-establish Caliphate

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A spokesman for Turkey's ruling AKP party has said the nation will remain a secular republic after a pro-government magazine issued a call to...

EXCLUSIVE: Caliph Abdulhamid’s great-grandson on Hagia Sophia and Islamic revival

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In this exclusive interview with the great-grandson of Caliph Abdülhamid II, deputy editor of 5Pillars Dilly Hussain discusses the restoration of Hagia Sophia Mosque and...

The restoration of Hagia Sophia Mosque: Symbolism, hope and Islamic revival

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Deputy editor of 5Pillars, Dilly Hussain, speaks with Dr Yakoob Ahmed - a Ottoman historian at Istanbul University - about the restoration of Hagia...

Hagia Sophia khutba: Today is the day of honour and humbleness

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This is the full transcript of the first jumu'ah khutba in Hagia Sophia in 86 years delivered by Imam Ali Erbas, the head of Turkey’s...

350,000 attend first jumu’ah prayers at Hagia Sophia Mosque for 86 years

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Around 350,000 people have attended Friday prayers in Istanbul's Hagia Sophia Mosque after a Turkish court annulled a 1934 decree that had turned the...

VIDEO: Dr Zakir Naik on Turkey’s restoration of Hagia Sophia as a mosque

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The prominent Indian Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik shares his thoughts on Turkey's decision to restore Hagia Sophia back to mosque, after it was...

World Council of Churches urges Erdogan to reverse Hagia Sophia decision

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The World Council of Churches has called on Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reverse his decision to restore the Hagia Sophia as a...

Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia to be restored as a mosque

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A Turkish court has ruled the 1934 conversion of Hagia Sophia into a museum illegal, thus paving the way for it to be turned...
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