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UNESCO weighs in on controversy over Hagia Sophia

March 30, 2019 - General

In response to the intention announced this week by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to turn the Hagia Sophia monument – originally a Byzantine Christian cathedral and now a museum – into a mosque after his country’s local elections on Sunday, UNESCO sources cited by the Greek media clarified on Wednesday that changing the World Heritage site’s status would require approval by the Paris-based organization.

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