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...

Decision imminent on whether to convert Hagia Sophia into mosque

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The fate of one of the most famous and beautiful buildings in the Islamic world will be decided in the next 12 days. Turkey’s highest administrative...

Head of Turkish Red Crescent at centre of storm over ‘anti-gay’ tweet

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The Turkish authorities have defended the head of the Turkish Red Crescent after he criticised LGBTQ activists on International Pride Day.  Kerem Kinik, chairman of...

Turkey delivers protective equipment to UK to fight coronavirus

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Turkey has delivered hundreds of thousands of surgical gowns to the UK which will be used by the NHS as personal protective equipment (PPE)...

Turkey sends coronavirus aid and supplies to UK, Israel and others

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Turkey has sent supplies such as protective equipment and sanitiser to a number of countries, including Israel and the UK, to help them step up...
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