Locals in the Turkish province of Sivas have found a rare and unique swift, arousing curiosity in the Central Anatolian province where the swift is seen as a mystical creature.
The swift spends almost its whole life flying and is rarely seen on the ground. However, local man Sami Gül saw the bird in the yard of Sivas' Gaziosmanpaşa Mosque.
The Bundestag, the parliament of Germany, a country that is one of the biggest economies in the world… I had been here years ago but I was only able to see the top part, where only visitors are allowed. This Sunday, for the first time, I had the opportunity to go right into the heart of the building.
A Turkish reporter for the state-run Turkish Radio and Television Channel (TRT) has proposed to a young woman at Mecca's Kaabah, the holiest mosque in Islam, in Saudi Arabia.
Yusuf Akyön, the son of Turkish press attaché to Jeddah Bahattin Akyön, recorded a video while proposing to a girl at the holy site during an Umrah visit.
A Turkish reporter for the state-run Turkish Radio and Television Channel (TRT) has proposed to his girlfriend at Mecca's Kaabah, the holiest mosque in Islam.
Yusuf Akyön, the son of Turkish press attaché to Saudi Arabia Bahattin Akyön, recorded a video while proposing to his girlfriend at the holy site during an Umrah visit.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan conducted the Umrah while in Saudi Arabia on Feb. 15, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Erdoğan visited the al-Masjid an-Nabawi, a religious site that includes Prophet Muhammad's grave in Medina.
Erdoğan subsequently traveled to Mecca, where he visited the Masjid al-Haram late on Feb. 15.
Today is the third day of Eid al-Adha, the "Feast of the Sacrifice." It means that millions of Muslims around the world have taken the knife in their hands, or more commonly paid a butcher, to slaughter animals, most typically sheep, as a sacrifice to God.
Two days ago, yet another horrible disaster took place in Mecca, near Islam?s holiest shrine, the Kaaba, and during the holy week of the hajj, the pilgrimage. An astonishing number of 753 pilgrims were killed in a stampede that took place near the point where the devil is ritually stoned. At least some 800 pilgrims were also reportedly injured.