Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shakes hands with British singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens (L), on 31 October 2019
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09 November, 2019
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Turkey. — Renowned British singer, Yusuf Islam, last week invited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend the opening ceremony of the Cambridge Mosque next month.

The invitation came during a meeting between the two men in Istanbul, Middle East Monitor reported.

According to the sources, the Cambridge Mosque was built jointly between the Foundation of Muslim Academics led by Islam and Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) Foundation.

Islam thanked Erdogan for his efforts in building the mosque and said “Turkey has been the cradle of different cultures and civilisations throughout history”.

According to Islam the Cambridge Mosque is the first eco-friendly mosque in Europe, and will serve as a bridge between cultures in the historic city.