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Protesters Pray for Hagia Sophia to Become a Mosque

Protesters pray in front of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, early Saturday, to show their support that it be converted into a mosque. Built...

Merkel: Condemns Hagia Sofia Converting to Mosque, Supports Patriarch

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, is reported to be furious over the statements of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the prospects of turning...

Hurriyet: ‘Shame to Those Who Wish to Turn Hagia Sophia to a Mosque’

According to Turkish media, on May 29 the country’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan will attend a symbolic prayer in the orthodox temple of...

Hagia Sophia Still Drawing the Crowds After 1450 Years

Data from Turkey's Culture and Tourism Ministry ranks Istanbul's Hagia Sophia as the country's second-most-visited monument this year, at a time when Turkish nationalists seek to turn this...

Ecumenical Patriarch: “Hagia Sophia should not be turned into a Mosque”

 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has expressed strong opposition to the potential conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque. He was speaking during a debate about whether or not...

Turkey Accuses Greece of Doubting their Religious Freedoms

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc suggested last week, that he would like to see Hagia Sophia as a mosque. The diplomatic argument between...

Bulent Arinc Wants to See Hagia Sophia as Mosque

The deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc has expressed his hope to see Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia Museum turned into a mosque. With this statement he...

Ultra Nationalists in Turkey Want Hagia Sophia to be a Mosque

Giousouf Halatzoglou, MP of the Turkish ultra nationalist party National Movement, submitted a draft law to Turkish National Assembly that proposes to turn Hagia...

Turks Admired Athens “Through her Eyes”

Last Sunday, October the 27th a unique photo expo opened its gates to the public. The title of this exhibition is “Athens through my...

Archpriest Requests for Hagia Sophia to Open as a Mosque

The archpriest of Sultan Ahmed Mosque (popularly known as the Blue Mosque) in Istanbul, Turkey, asked the Turkish government to allow Hagia Sophia to operate...