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Turkey's president formally makes Hagia Sophia a mosque

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The president of Turkey on Friday formally converted Istanbul’s sixth-century Hagia Sophia back into a mosque and declared it open for Muslim worship, hours after a high court annulled a 1934 decision that had made the religious landmark a museum.

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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 | 31 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...

Turkey's president formally reconverts Istanbul's Hagia Sophia into a mosque

Added: 10.07.2020 16:20 | 5 views | 0 comments

A 1934 Cabinet decision had turned the iconic and hugely symbolic site into a museum.

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Hagia Sophia: Turkey turns iconic Istanbul museum into mosque

Added: 10.07.2020 16:12 | 13 views | 0 comments

President Erdogan reopens Istanbul's Hagia Sophia to Muslim worship, after a court ruling.

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Hagia Sophia: Iconic Istanbul museum 'could return to mosque'

Added: 10.07.2020 15:05 | 8 views | 0 comments

A Turkish court clears way for Istanbul's Hagia Sophia museum, built in 6th Century, to revert to being a mosque.

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Istanbul's Hagia Sophia set to be converted into a mosque

Added: 10.07.2020 14:19 | 22 views | 0 comments

“There is no need to be secular anymore," one supporter of the move told NBC News.

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Europa League: Man Utd could face Istanbul Basaksehir or Copenhagen in last eight

Added: 10.07.2020 13:16 | 15 views | 0 comments

Manchester United are drawn against Istanbul Basaksehir or Copenhagen in the last eight of the Europa League, while Wolves may meet Sevilla or Roma.

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UK showers Saudis with apologies hastily after criticizing Riyadh regime’s rights record: Report

Added: 10.07.2020 12:25 | 34 views | 0 comments

The United Kingdom has reportedly offered Saudi Arabia profuse apologies, only days after London publicly leveled criticism against the ultra-conservative kingdom over its human rights abuses and imposed sanctions on the Riyadh regime in this regard. According to a report published by the online publisher The Independent, British officials “called to apologize” to the Riyadh regime on Monday after the government imposed economic sanctions on 20 Saudi nationals held responsible for the killing of US-based dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, a 59-year-old Washington Post columnist, was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018. Turkish officials said his body...

5th Istanbul Design Biennial Announces Participants and New Dates

Added: 10.07.2020 8:20 | 4 views | 0 comments


New details have been released on the 5th . Curated by with Sumitra Upham and Billie Muraben, the Biennial aims to open on October 15, 2020. A new structure will bring together different formats of display under the theme Empathy Revisited, and the designs will include interventions in a range of exhibition venues, outdoor spaces and digital platforms.

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