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hagia sophia

Grief and dismay as Hagia Sophia reopens as a mosque

Despite international condemnation, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan led the first Muslim prayer in Hagia Sophia in 86 years on Friday. Thousands of people attended the first prayer in and around Hagia Sophia. The…

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…