Prayers were held in the courtyards of a select number of mosques on Friday, to minimize the risk of infection.
Authorities distributed masks at the entrance to the mosques, sprayed hand sanitizers, and checked temperatures for fever.
Worshippers were asked to bring their own prayer rugs, but some mosques offered disposable paper rugs which were placed 1.5 meters (5 feet) apart.
The partial opening of the mosques follows a slowdown in the confirmed COVID-19 infections and deaths in the country.
On Thursday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced plans to lift restrictions on movement between cities and reopen restaurants, cafes, sports centers, beaches and museums on June 1. (AP) IND IND
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