Thousands gathered to protest Trump’s decision on Jerusalem at Ankara’s Anadolu Square. People prayed and held banners against the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital at the pro-Jerusalem rally in Turkey’s capital Ankara.
Pelit, a Turkish chocolatier, has opened its doors to an unusual museum displaying world famous Islamic art and architectural structures from Turkey and around the world in which all the structures are made from chocolate. The museum takes visitors on a sweet journey from Galata Tower to Sultan Ahmet Mosque, from Maiden’s Tower to Bosphorus Bridge and many structures that represents Istanbul.
Around 1,000 refugee children with their families marked the World Refugee Day in Istanbul. The program, organized by an Istanbul-based foundation Maya Vakfi in partnership with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), was held to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of displaced people.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrived in Khartoum, Sudan for a two-day visit aimed at deepening the relations between the two countries. Erdoğan was welcomed with warm demonstrations by Sudanese citizens.
Muserref Erdem, a 70-year-old woman who lives in Turkey’s western Manisa province achieved her dream of 21 years of meeting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdem communicated her wish to President Erdoğan through the municipality mayor of the Sehzadeler district where she resides. In a ceremony in the city, the old lady and her husband Sadullah Erdem were taken to the meeting area by Family and Social Policies Minister Fatma Betül Sayan and were introduced to Erdoğan. The senior couple presented a ring and prayer book to the president, and Erdoğan gifted them prayer beads and a prayer book that he published in the name of his late mother Tenzile Erdogan.