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Thousands attend 1st first Eid al-Adha prayers at Hagia Sophia in 86 years

Friday in Turkey marks the beginning of Qurban Bayram, also known as Eid al-Adha.

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Turkey held the first Eid prayer at Hagia Sophia in 86 years on Friday after it was reverted into a mosque from a museum.

Friday in Turkey marks the beginning of Qurban Bayram, also known as Eid al-Adha.

Thousands of faithful Turks attended the special congregational morning prayer at Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque led by the head of the Presidency of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) Ali Erbaş.

 

As being reported, Parliament speaker Mustafa Şentop, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Ali Karaismailoğlu, Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya and Istanbul’s Fatih district Mayor Mehmet Ergün Turan joined the faithful at the Hagia Sophia


There were thousands of people in attendance outside the Aya Sofia, coming from all over the country gathered on streets surrounding the historic landmark in Istanbul, to offer the eid prayer. 




 

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