According to a International news channel, at least 72,000 Turkish pilgrims arrived in Saudi Arabia to complete their pilgrimage.
Hajj is one of the five pillars of islam, a spiritual journey to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, takes place in the Muslim month of Zilhaj. Hajj is mandatory for all Muslims who can afford it at least once in their lifetime.
This year, 80,000 Turkish pilgrims are expected to complete their pilgrimage, the Diyanet Religious Affairs Directorate said Tuesday.
The first group of pilgrims from the Hajj pilgrimage from Turkey arrived in Medina on July 5.
About 60% of pilgrims will perform their sacred task under the guidance, while the rest will use other travel agencies, said Muhammed Zeyd Ozel, coordinator of Medina of Diyanet, according to his newsletter.
He added that other pilgrims will arrive in Saudi Arabia in the next few days.
On Wednesday, International news channel announced that a total of 745,472 pilgrims have arrived in Medina so far from around the world.
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18 September, 2019