With a continued slowdown in COVID-19 cases, the Turkish government has recently launched a normalisation process. As part of the normalisation program, in the latest measure, Turkey’s biggest city, Istanbul, disinfected mosques to make them ready for reopening on May 29.
This comes after the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced that, mosques across the country would reopen for worshipping from May 29, in line with conditions set by local and religious authorities.
As part of the initiative, the Sultanahmet Mosque, which is also a major tourist attraction spot, on the historical peninsula of the city’s European part has undergone detailed sanitisation work.
Apart from it, in order to promote social distancing rule, Istanbul municipal teams have drawn circles on the ground of the Caddebostan coastline, located along the Marmara Sea, on the Asian part of the city.