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World Council of Churches "dismayed" by Hagia Sophia decision

Added: 12.07.2020 0:17 | 2 views | 0 comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan formally converted the former museum back into a mosque Friday and declared it open for Muslim worship.

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Istanbul's Hagia Sophia to become a mosque again

Added: 10.07.2020 20:41 | 36 views | 0 comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has formally reconverted Istanbul's sixth-century Hagia Sophia into a mosque.

Turkey's president formally makes Hagia Sophia a mosque

Added: 10.07.2020 16:35 | 32 views | 0 comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday formally re-converted Istanbul’s sixth-century iconic Hagia Sophia into a mosque, hours after a high court annulled a 1934 decision that had turned it into a museum. Erdogan signed a decree handing over Hagia Sophia to Turkey’s Religious Affairs Presidency and declaring it open to Muslim worship. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. Turkey’s highest administrative court on Friday issued a ruling that paves the way for the government to convert Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia — a former cathedral-turned-mosque that now serves as a museum — back into a Muslim house of worship. The Council of State threw its weight...

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