Turkey condemns U.S. recognition of ‘Armenian genocide’

Turkey says it "entirely rejects" U.S. President Joe Biden's recognition of the "Armenian genocide." Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Washington's declaration is based solely on...

Last surviving heir of Ottoman Empire dies

The last surviving heir of the Ottoman Empire has died at the age of 90 in Syria. Prince Dundar Abdulkerim Osmanoglu passed away in a...

Turkish cult leader Adnan Oktar sentenced to over 1,000 years in prison

An Istanbul court has sentenced the controversial cult leader Adnan Oktar, who's famous around the Muslim world under his pen name Harun Yahya, to 1,075...

Erdogan: Turkey seeks to improve relations with Israel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...