Historic Vaniköy Mosque in Istanbul damaged by fire

Fire broke out at the historic Vaniköy Mosque on November 15 and damaged the structure, In a statement, the Governorship of Istanbul said the fire broke out at around 1:30 p.m. (10:30 a.m. GMT) in the 17th-century mosque along the Bosporus in Üsküdar district. 

“Three coast guard boats from the sea, five fire brigade trucks from the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and their crew were dispatched to the scene,” the statement said. 

The fire was extinguished due to the intense efforts of the firefighters.

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