2012 - Istanbul\
Istanbul, as the capital of the Ottoman Empire since 1453 and the largest city in the Middle East, contains a great number of mosques. In 2007, there were 2,944 active mosques in Istanbul.
2012 - Antalya\
Most beach resorts are located along the southwestern and southern coast, called the Turkish Riviera, especially along the Mediterranean coast near Antalya. Antalya is also accepted as the tourism capital of Turkey.
2015 - Istanbul\
In 2017, the mufti of the Kocaeli’s Gölcük district had likened women without headscarves to products sold at half price. In 2018, the mufti of the Zonguldak said that "women should enter the sea in a way that other women cannot see them. Even women should hide their bodies from other women".