Hospital fire kills one patient in Istanbul’s Üsküdar

A fire broke out at a hospital in Istanbul's Üsküdar district late at night on March 24, claiming the life of one patient in the intensive care unit.

The fire suddenly broke out in the surgical block of the Sultan Abdülhamit Han Training and Research Hospital and claimed the life of an intensive care patient in serious condition, a statement by the Istanbul Governor's office said.

Historical Vaniköy Mosque, destroyed in fire, restored

The 358-year-old Vaniköy Mosque in Istanbul's Üsküdar district, destroyed by the fire in 2020, has been restored.

The historical Vaniköy Mosque, one of the 11 mosques adorning the Bosphorus, was reduced to ash on Nov. 15, 2020.

The mosque was restored with the support of Mehmet Kalyoncu, chairman of the Kalyon Foundation, who lives in the Vaniköy region.

Some 788,000 visited Çamlıca Tower in 15 months: Minister

A total of 788,241 people have visited the Çamlıca Tower, a telecommunications tower with observation decks and restaurants, in Istanbul's Üsküdar district, since its official opening in May 2021, the country's transport and infrastructure minister has said.

"The tower hosted 455,945 people between Jan. 1 and Aug. 20, 2022," Adil Karaismailoğlu said in a written statement on Aug. 21.

Over 560,000 people visit Çamlıca Tower

More than 560,000 people have visited the Çamlıca Tower in Istanbul since it opened on May 21, 2021, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu has said.

Situated on a hill in the Üsküdar district overlooking Turkey's largest city, the hi-tech communications tower has the capacity to air 100 FM radio broadcasts at the same time.