Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined thousands Friday in the first Muslim prayers in Hagia Sophia since the Istanbul landmark was converted back into a mosque.
When Yunus Genc prays on Friday at Hagia Sophia, it will mark the triumphant culmination of decades-long efforts by Islamist-rooted groups like his to convert the ancient monument ...
A top Turkish court yesterday struck down the 1934 Cabinet decree that turned Istanbul's Hagia Sophia into a museum, paving the way for its use again as a mosque after an 85-year hiatus.
British Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting for survival yesterday after a failed election gamble undermined her authority and plunged the country into a major political crisis, days before the start of talks to leave the European Union.
The prospects for two more Fed rate increases this year remain doubtful as the US job market data have showed some signs of weakness in May, contrary to the expectations of the country’s central bank.
Istanbul's annual tulip festival has brought swathes of colour to the Turkish metropolis, with millions of tulips in dozens of varieties to be seen at some of Istanbul's most historic sites.