Gulf Times - Hagia-Sophia
Erdogan joins first prayer at Hagia Sophia as a mosque

Erdogan joins first prayer at Hagia Sophia as a mosque

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.

Prayers at Hagia Sophia will crown decades-long Muslim campaign

Prayers at Hagia Sophia will crown decades-long Muslim campaign

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 ...

Istanbul's Hagia Sophia declared a mosque after Turkish court ruling

Istanbul's Hagia Sophia declared a mosque after Turkish court ruling

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.

UK Premier May fighting for survival ahead of Brexit talks

UK Premier May fighting for survival ahead of Brexit talks

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.

Fed faces challenges to effect two-rate hikes this year

Fed faces challenges to effect two-rate hikes this year

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 tulip festival quiet but colourful as ever

Istanbul tulip festival quiet but colourful as ever

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.

Communication requires strategy

Communication requires strategy

It’s not sneaky to want to connect with people in a way that will make communication easier