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Turkey’s Constitutional Court Rejects Proposal For Hagia Sophia’s Conversion To Mosque

The Constitutional Court of Turkey decided that Hagia Sophia will not be turned into a place of Muslim worship after an appeal made by...

Turkey’s Constitutional Court To Decide If Hagia Sophia Will Become A Mosque

The Constitutional Court of Turkey is due to decide on Thursday whether Hagia Sophia will be turned into a place of Muslim worship after an...

Top Six Greek Treasures in Turkey

There are many ancient Greek and Byzantine archaeological and historical sites in Turkey, attracting hundreds of thousands, even millions, of visitors every year. All of...

Erdogan Recites Prayer, Honors Ottomans in Hagia Sophia

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan recited a verse from the Quran in honor of Istanbul's Ottoman conquerors in the Hagia Sophia on Saturday, describing...

Holy Icons Kept in Hagia Sophia Receive New Life after Restoration

Holly icons from Greek Orthodox churches across Turkey are brought to Hagia Sophia for restoration work in order to be exhibited at a new...

Report: Original Hagia Sophia Tiles Smuggled to France

A panel of tiles in Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia Museum were smuggled to France in the 1890s and replaced with imitations, according to museum director...

Turkish Nationalist Group Invaded İstanbul’s Hagia Sophia Church to Pray (video)

In protest to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, members of the Alperen Ocakları; an offshoot of the Turkish nationalist movement...

Muslims Call the Faithful to Pray in Hagia Sophia

A group called "Youth of the East" is calling on Muslims to gather for morning prayer in Hagia Sophia on Saturday, an ANT1 television...

ISIS Jihadists Threaten Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

  A new video by ISIS jihadists threatens the West and warns that the next target is Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, as Turkey will become...
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Permanent Imam Is Appointed at Hagia Sophia

The position of Imam at Hagia Sophia that was established in 1936 but remained vacant for years has now been filled, as a permanent...