Turkey : the hagia Sophia converted into a mosque - The Point

a symbol. The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Friday, July 10, the opening of the ex-basilica St. Sophie in Istanbul to muslim prayers after

Turkey : the hagia Sophia converted into a mosque - The Point

a symbol. The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Friday, July 10, the opening of the ex-basilica St. Sophie in Istanbul to muslim prayers after a court cancelled its status as a museum, thus paving the way for its transformation into a mosque. "It has been decided that the hagia Sophia will be placed under the administration of Diyanet (Authority for religious affairs) and will be re-opened to the prayers ", said Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a press release that he posted on Twitter.

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Updated Date: 10 July 2020, 10:33

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