NEWS Turkish mosques reopen for mass prayers

By Sule Abdulrahman   1 month ago   105
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Turkish mosques on Friday reopened for mass

prayers more than two months after they had

shutdown, as the government eased restrictions

aimed at stopping the spread of the

coronavirus .

Turkey has been shifting since May to a “ new

normal ” by loosening lockdown measures and

opening shopping malls, barbers and hair

salons .

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said many

other sites – restaurants and cafes as well as

libraries , parks and beaches — will reopen

from Monday.

Hundreds of worshippers wearing protective

masks performed mass prayers outside

Istanbul’ s historic Blue Mosque for the first

time since mosques were shut down in March .

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In Fatih mosque, worshippers prayed both

inside and outside , with the municipality

handing out disinfectants and disposable

carpets .

Gulcek Uyanik , 55 , expressed his gratitude at

being able to resume mass prayers .

“ I have waited a lot for this, I have prayed a

lot . I can say it ’ s like a new birth, thanks to

God , he has brought us back here , ” he said .

Another worshipper, Asum Tekif, 50 , said : “ It

has a been a long time , it has been two months ,

we missed the mosques . ”

Turkey , a country of 83 million , has so far

recorded 4 , 461 coronavirus - related deaths and 

nearly 161, 000 confirmed cases.


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New Turkish mosques

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Yusuf Oyeleye
1 month ago

God will listen to it

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What about the Turkish league 

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Ogunjobi Naomi
1 month ago

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Amuda Isaiah
1 month ago

Mass prayers in this period of pandemic

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Clifford Dennis
1 month ago

Mosque reopened are they cleared from corona virus

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Tochukwu Caleb
1 month ago


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Alagbe Femi
1 month ago

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Ryan Ebakor
1 month ago

Mosque reopening hmm hmm

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But the government said mosque or church to open

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Awe Opemipo
1 month ago

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Isaac Iorunde
1 month ago

Church should be open too

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