Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 | Last Update : 10:08 AM IST

Hagia Sophia

Saeed Naqvi | Will Erdogan’s Islamist play at Hagia Sophia rescue his govt?

A powerful anti-West Islamist party, Refah, or Welfare, took shape and spread like prairie fire

13 Aug 2020 7:48 PM

First Friday prayers held in Hagia Sophia after mosque reconversion

Experts say Erdogan's move to reconvert Hagia Sophia is an attempt to galvanise his conservative and nationalist base

24 Jul 2020 3:58 PM

Five things to know about the Hagia Sophia

The conversion of the edifice, once an important church of Christendom and 'jewel' of Byzantine Empire, has led to an international outcry

24 Jul 2020 10:36 AM

Pope Francis hurt by Turkey’s decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque

'My thoughts go to Istanbul. I think of Santa Sophia and I am very pained,' the Pope said during his weekly blessing in St. Peter’s Square

13 Jul 2020 12:17 PM

World Council of Churches ‘dismayed’ at Hagia Sophia shift

US State Department said it was ‘disappointed’ by the decision and looks forward to seeing how Turkey plans to keep the landmark open to all

12 Jul 2020 10:07 AM

ADVERTISEMENT

Turkey’s court ruling turns Hagia Sophia into a mosque

The decision to turn the former cathedral to a place of muslim worship has sparked deep dismay among country's Orthodox Christians

11 Jul 2020 1:14 PM

Museum or mosque? The debates around Byzantium’s iconic Hagia Sofia

Once a cathedral of Byzantium Empire, then a mosque under Ottoman Empire, the iconic Hagia Sophia awaits decision to be a museum; or not

01 Jul 2020 3:58 PM

Turkish mosques reopen for mass prayers

President Erdogan said many other sites like restaurants and cafes as well as libraries, parks and beaches will reopen from Monday

30 May 2020 11:55 AM

Hagia Sophia to soon become a mosque?

Turkish President Erdogan says time has come for Hagia Sophia to be a mosque as a part of his election campaign.

28 Mar 2019 3:54 PM

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT