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Nobel Prize-Winning Novelist Orhan Pamuk: Turkey No Longer Secular

Orhan Pamuk, Turkey’s Nobel prize-winning author, has criticized the Turkish government’s decision to convert Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia into a mosque. “There are millions of...
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Turkish Decision on Hagia Sophia Coming on Friday

  Two Turkish officials stated on Thursday that it is likely that a Turkish court will give its approval for the reconversion of the former...

Turkey to Turn Historic Orthodox Church Into a Mosque; Is Hagia Sophia Next?

Turkey's Council of State, the country's highest administrative court, has recently approved changing the historic Chora Greek Orthodox Church located in Istanbul, currently a...

Turkey’s Erdogan Repeats Threats To Turn Hagia Sophia Into Mosque

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeated on Friday his intentions to change Hagia Sophia's status from Museum to Mosque. Erdogan has made Hagia Sophia...

Turkey’s Erdogan Threatens to Turn Hagia Sophia to a Mosque

On the eve of Greek national day, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced the possibility of reverting the Hagia Sophia to a mosque. "This is...

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...

Erdogan’s Present to Albania: Biggest Mosque in the Balkans Nears Completion

Inaugurated in 2015 by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Albanian counterpart Bujar Nishani the construction project of the Grand Mosque 'Namazgja'...
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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...

Hagia Sophia to Turn to Mosque During Muslim Ramadan [video]

The morning prayer from the Koran was read at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul on the first day of Muslim Ramadan, Monday, June 6, in...

Islamization of Hagia Sophia: It’s a Mosque Again!

Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Hagia Sophia, is to be used as a mosque for the 30 days of the religious Ramadan feast in Turkey. Reports...