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Turkey on collision course with UNESCO and Orthodox Christians over turning Hagia Sophia into mosque

July 8, 2020 - General

The Greek government says that Turkey will violate UNESCO’s conservation rules if President Recep Tayyip Erdogan moves ahead with plans to turn the historic Hagia Sophia site in Constantinople (present day Istanbul) – currently a museum – into a mosque.

Built in AD 537, during the reign of Justinian, it was the world’s largest building and an engineering marvel
of its time. It is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture…

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