World Bulletin / News Desk
The Remodeling and Sustenance Association of İstanbul Mosque, Education and Culture Service Units has launched a competition to select the architect whose plans will be used for the construction of a large mosque on Üsküdar's highest hill, Çamlıca, on the Anatolian side of İstanbul.
The association has offered an award of TL 300,000 for the architect whose plans rank first in the competition. The deadline for the submission of projects for the planned mosque is Sept. 3 and the results of the competition will be announced on Sept. 10.
The mosque will be visible from every corner of İstanbul and will include cultural and social facilities within its grounds. Four new facilities will be constructed on 250,000 square meters of land on the hill, including the mosque, a tourist area with cafes and restaurants, a recreational space and a children's park. However, the competition is only for the plans for the mosque.
Turkish Airlines has decided to suspend its Tel Aviv flights for a 24-hour period
The US again slammed Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent remarks in which he compared Israel’s military attacks on Gaza Strip to the acts of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
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The attack on southeastern Sanliurfa city leaves twoTurkish soldiers on border duty dead and injured two others late on Monday.
A man died and another 65 people were injured in a gas truck explosion on Diyarbakir-Bingol highway.
Turkey's telecoms regulator has blocked access to 110 web sites over last five years for providing illegal online gambling.
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Erdogan said he will not act according to conventions. Rather, he will act according to the constitution.
Turkish dailies on Monday focused on Israel’s military operation in Gaza plus Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks on the upcoming presidential elections.
Erdogan criticized Egypt's al-Sisi, accusing him of blocking humanitarian aid to the blockaded Gaza Strip.
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Turkish government has not sold jet fuel to Israel, Energy Ministry said