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Turkey: Renewed calls to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque

Turkish pro-government daily “Yeni Safak” again raises the topic of Hagia Sophia, with its front-page on 5 November. According to the Turkish newspaper, the Council of State of Turkey is expected to consider converting the museum of the Chora Monastery – with its magnificent mosaics – into a mosque, and its decision is expected to be a precedent for other museums, which were occupied by the Ottoman Empire. and had functioned as mosques, including Hagia Sophia.

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Erdogan still bent on turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque

Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared immovable in his intention to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque,  justa few hours after the "break" that UNESCO tried to apply with a source of the organization saying that it is a World Heritage Site, and such a decision should be submitted to the competent UNESCO committee and approved, in order to proceed.

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