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Hagia Sophia history

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

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

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

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