Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not wait long to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque. In zero time, he signed the Presidential decree that opens Hagia Sophia for Muslim prayers.
He posted the decree on Twitter less than an hour after the court’s ruling earlier on Friday.
Erdogan commented “hayirly olsun”, that is “congratulations.”
Hayırlı olsun. pic.twitter.com/MzP6nzn9Jc
— Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (@RTErdogan) July 10, 2020
With the decree, Erdogan puts an end to scenarios after the court’s decision that he may bargain with the international community or the UNESCO on the issue before taking the next step and convert the iconic Greek Orthodox Basilica into a mosque.
Also quick was the change on the official website of HAgia Sophia from Museum to Mosque
— Damian Mac Con Uladh (@damomac) July 10, 2020
PS Meanwhile in Greece we are waiting for the official reaction of the Greek government. And waiting…. And waiting….