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Hagia Sophia – Then, Now, Always

Hagia Sophia – Then, Now, Always

Constantinos Patralis “But it’s a UNESCO heritage site!!” What a strange way to begin this conversation, rarely does one ask a question, make a statement or a comment even. It’s somehow unavoidable…

Muslims in Athens fear first official mosque will not open 3

Muslims in Athens fear first official mosque will not open

Muslims in Athens fear their own official place of worship that is due to open could be delayed in retaliation for the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque, Turkey’s Daily Sabah…

Turkey invites Pope Francis to Hagia Sophia

Turkey invites Pope Francis to Hagia Sophia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan invited the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State, Pope Francis to visit Hagia Sophia (Church of the Holy Wisdom), Anadolou Agency…

Russia says the conversion of Hagia Sophia is a Turkish matter 7

Russia says the conversion of Hagia Sophia is a Turkish matter

Relations between Moscow and Ankara will not deteriorate due to the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said when asked in an interview with Avtoradio radio station.…

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Hagia Sophia museum signs removed (VIDEO)

Work is underway to convert Hagia Sophia from a museum to a mosque. Videos broadcasted by Turkish Media show municipal officials taking down all signs of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and…

Mosque in Central Greece pelted with stones 11

Mosque in Central Greece pelted with stones

A mosque in Central Greece was allegedly attacked by unknown people in the early hours of Monday morning. The attack against the Koursoum Mosque, also known as the Osman Shag Mosque, in Trikala is being…

Turkey firmly rejects EU condemnation over Hagia Sophia

Turkey firmly rejects EU condemnation over Hagia Sophia

Turkey firmly rejected EU condemnations of its decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan signed the decree last Friday, allowing the operation of Hagia Sophia as…