Publish date13 Jul 2020 - 11:33
Story Code : 469098

Hagia Sophia grabs attentions following reconversion to mosque (photo)

People gathered outside Hagia Sophia building in downtown Istanbul to celebrate a decision by the Turkish government to turn the structure into a mosque.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a decree on Friday ordering Hagia Sophia to be opended for Muslim prayers on July 24.

The building had been converted to a museum in 1934.
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