hagia sophia

Turkish President attends first prayer in Hagia Sophia

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has attended the first prayer in the Hagia Sophia since the museum has been turned back into a mosque. Around 500 people are allowed inside the mosque for the first prayer, with thousands more

Hagia Sophia-From museum to a mosque

Hagia Sophia, Turkish Ayasofya, Latin Sancta Sophia, also called Church of the Holy Wisdom a cathedral built at Constantinople in the 6th century CE (532–537) under the direction of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I. By general consensus, it is the

Erdogan rejects criticism on converting Hagia Sophia to mosque

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected criticism over converting Istanbul’s famed Hagia Sophia landmark into a mosque. “Charges against our country over Hagia Sophia are a direct attack on our right to sovereignty,” Erdogan said. Turkey’s highest administrative