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Updated : 3 months, 1 week ago IST
Ankara [Turkey], Aug 22 (ANI): Turkey's decision to convert the sixth-century Chora Museum into a mosque has drawn criticism from various quarters.
Updated : 3 months, 2 weeks ago IST
Ankara [Turkey], August 14 (ANI): With Turkey reconverting the famed Hagia Sophia into a mosque, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is making all-out efforts to establish himself as the ruler of the Muslim world.
Updated : 3 months, 4 weeks ago IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], August 3 (ANI): Ever since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reconsecrated the Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO world heritage site and museum, as a mosque, critics have questioned whether the move is a long-running attempt to undo Turkish secularism or an effort to bring calip
Updated : 4 months, 1 week ago IST
Istanbul [Turkey], July 24 (ANI): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by a cabinet minister and other top officials, joined hundreds of worshippers to recite the first Muslim prayers inside Hagia Sophia on Friday, Al Jazeera reported.
Ankara [Turkey], July 20 (ANI): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday paid a surprise visit to Hagia Sophia just days before the first Muslim prayer is scheduled to be held at the Istanbul landmark since it was reconverted to a mosque last week.
Updated : 4 months, 3 weeks ago IST
Washington [US], July 11 (Sputnik/ ANI): Russian Orthodox believers grieve over Turkey's decision to turn Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque, the Rector of St. Seraphim church in the US city of Sea Cliff, New York, protopriest Seraphim Gan told Sputnik.
Updated : 1 year, 2 months ago IST
New Delhi [India], Sept 15 (ANI): Turkey is a nation straddling Eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring d