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Hagia Sophia “mosque” to decorate new Turkish passports

The new generation of Turkish passports will feature an updated design, including a drawing of the 1,500-year-old Hagia Sophia, the Byzantine cathedral-turned-mosque,  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said in an address to the nation. Erdogan formally converted Istanbul’s crowing architectural jewel from a museum into a mosque in 2020, in …

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Explosive device blasts outside makeshift mosque in central Athens

An explosion was recorded outside a makeshift mosque in central Athens on Sunday afternoon. There are no reports of injuries but there have been material damages, including to two parked cars. According to the Hellenic Police, the perpetrators used a homemade explosive device that left no traces. The blast took …

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Eid prayer in Hagia Sophia Mosque “after an 87-year hiatus,” claims Turkey

Turkey opened the doors of Hagia Sophia to thousands of worshipers for the Eid prayer marking the end of Ramadan early Thursday morning. It is the first Eid prayer after “an 87-year hiatus,” state-run news agency anadolu claimed. Certain it that it is the first time the Eid sermon was …

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First mosque in Athens opens for prayers with 16 years delay

The first ever official mosque in Greek capital Athens opened its gates on Monday, welcoming Muslims for prayers. The operation of the mosque comes with a delay of 16 years after the relevant draft bill was worked out and was approved by the Parliament. after a 14-year wait since procedures …

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Chora: Erdogan converts another historic Church into mosque

President Recept Tayyip Erdogan issued a decree on Friday morning that converts another historical Byzantine church in Istanbul into a mosque. After Hagia Sophia, the Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora will also open for Islamic prayers and lose its status as a museum. The church in Chora is …

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Thousands flock to Hagia Sophia “mosque” to attend Erdogan’s political fiesta

Thousands of worshipers have been flocking to Hagia Sophia in Istanbul on Friday to attend the first Muslim prayer after 86 years. Some of them even camped outside the Building that was a World Heritage Site over the night and read prayers at the dawn. “Hagia Sophia is ready for …

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Hagia Sophia: With carpets and chandeliers Turkey will cover Christian symbols

Just a few hours are left before Turkey officially converts Hagia Sophia into a mosque and inaugurates the sacrilege fiesta with the first Muslim prayer on Friday. Workers are zealously proceed with works to hide all Christian symbols in the Byzantine Basilica of the 6th century. But no mater how …

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Erdogan signed decree that opens Hagia Sophia as a mosque

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 …

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Hagia Sophia: Turkey’s Council of State throws ball into Erdogan’s court

With express procedures Turkey’s Council of State completed the hearing on the status of Hagia Sophia and whether it will be converted into on mosque or maintain its museum status on Thursday morning. The written verdict will be delivered within 15 days. It will be up to President Recep Tayyipr …

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Turkey’s Council of State to examine status of Hagia Sophia on July 2

Turkey’s Council of State is to decide on the status of Hagia Sophia and whether it can be converted into a mosque on July 2, 2020. The country’s highest court will examine the request for annulment of the presidential decree of 1934 that turned the Hagia Sophia from a mosque …

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Erdogan insists in converting Hagia Sophia into a mosque

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insists to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque and has asked his aides to conduct a comprehensive study on how to do this. According to Turkish daily Hurriyet, during a top party meeting earlier this week, Erdogan noted that Hagia Sophia was reopened as a …

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Turkey’s top court ruling may open way to convert Hagia Sophia into mosque

A decision by Turkey’s Supreme Administrative Court may open the way to convert the symbol of Greek Orthodoxy, the Hagia Sophia into a mosque. This is a permanent demand by local nationalists, supported also by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The court has ruled that the historic Monastery of Chora in …

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Mosque in Athens expected to go in operation on last day of Ramadan

The Islamic mosque in Botanikos district of  Athens is expected to be inaugurated on the last day of Ramadan on June 5, 2019. The first and only public mosque in Greece was originally scheduled to be in operation in March, then in …May. It was apparently the bad weather that …

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Erdogan tells Greeks on National Day: We will convert Hagia Sofia into mosque

For one more time, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Hagia Sophia, currently a museum, might be converted into a mosque. As if Turkey had no other important problem to solve… In an interview with staged Question and Answer on the specific issue, reporters of state TRT TV asked …

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