Sunday, July 14, 2024

Turkey Celebrates 570th Anniversary of Istanbul’s Conquest by Sultan Mehmed II

Turkey celebrated the 570th anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul, considering it a significant milestone that marked the beginning of a new era. Istanbul, a city with a diverse population, had been besieged 28 times before it was conquered by Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in 1453. Following his victory, Mehmed II was given the title of Mehmed the Conqueror.

According to a prophecy by the Prophet Muhammad, a Muslim ruler would conquer Istanbul. A morning prayer was held at the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, attended by Ali Erbaş, the head of Turkey’s top religious body, Diyanet, as well as Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu and Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated the 570th anniversary of the conquest on social media, emphasizing that it engraved Anatolia as the eternal Turkish homeland in history. He also remembered Sultan Mehmed II and his heroic army, who received the good news from the Prophet and ushered in a new era.

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