Fire breaks out in Istanbul mosque
A fire at the Vaniköy Mosque, a 350-year-old waterfront mosque in the Çengelköy neighborhood of the Üsküdar district in Istanbul, has been extinguished, officials said on Nov. 15, Hurriyet Daily News informs.
In a statement, the Governorship of Istanbul said the fire broke out at around 13:30 p.m. (1030 GMT) in the historical mosque. The mosque along the Bosphorus was set ablaze due to unknown reasons. Locals immediately informed the fire brigades.
Due to the wooden structure, fire spread swiftly and the efforts to put out the fire have not succeeded, Hurriyet Daily News reports.