JUMA CONGREGATION WORSHIPPERS FOUGHT FOR ERDOGAN’S PICTURE
Jakarta, 16 Shawwal 1436/1 August 2015 (MINA) – Hundreds of Juma prayer mass (June 31) in Istiqlal masjid, Jakarta, fought to take pictures of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following Juma prayer.
The overflowing amount of people who surrounded the Turkish President accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, along with the tight security, caused most people to take the pictures on the TV monitors located on the masjid’s pillars.
The TV screen showed live picture of Erdogan and Jusuf Kalla’s activity in the middle of the Juma prayer mass who wanted to capture the picture of the muslim leader.
The Turkish President and his wife who arrived in Indonesia on Thursday evening, June 30, following his visit to China, prayed Juma in Istiqlal, the biggest masjid in Southeast Asia.
Despite tight security, a person named Riza Fahdli managed to tane a selfie with Erdogan.
The moment was shared by Riza in his tweeter account.
“Thanks to wearing my Erdogan T-shirt with a picture of the Turkish flag on my chest, after Juma prayer I was pulled by a big security personnel so i could take a picture with Erdogan,” wrote Riza in his tweeter account @rizafahdli.
In his conversation with Jusuf Kalla, Erdogan expressed his amazement by the splendor of Istiqlal masjid.
This was said by the Minister of State’s Apparatus Empowerment, Yuddy Chrisnandi in Istiqlal masjid, Central Jakarta, Friday, June 31.
In the meeting between Jusuf Kalla and Erdogan, both of them had light conversation. “Well talking about light issues, how are you how are thing?” Said Yuddy. (L/P001/NMT)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)