Turkey: Hanging “Necklaces in the Sky” for Ramadan

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Electricians check and prepare the lights for the Suleymaniye mosque in Istanbul.

Master electrician Kahraman Yildiz produces from his pocket a folded piece of scrappy paper. Its distressed state disguises the fact that it contains the phrases that are designed to illuminate Istanbul’s mosques during the holy month of Ramadan and inspire the city’s Islamic faithful.

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Jonathan Lewis is a freelance photojournalist based in Istanbul.

Turkey: Hanging “Necklaces in the Sky” for Ramadan

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