1. The quota of 70.000 pilgrimage candidates in 2004 was enhanced to
2. Our 53.696 citizens have enjoyed a successful pilgrimage season
through the pilgrimage organization organized by the Presidency.
3. During the previous years, Turkish Airlines has been given permission
to land at the Jeddah Airport and depart there from only, this year, for the
first time, it has also been given permission to land at Madina airport and
depart there from.
4. New guidance books which explain pilgrimage and its form and which
also consider it a kind of spiritual training and moral education have been
produced. In this context, the following books have been produced and will be
distributed free of charge: To Understand Pilgrimage (for citizens); Prayers
in the Sacred Climate (for citizens); Pilgrimage Catechism (for religious