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Watch | Turkey turns iconic museum Hagia Sophia into mosque

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has formally converted Istanbul's Hagia Sophia back into a mosque on July 10. Hagia Sophia, an architectural marvel and a UNESCO heritage site, is now declared open for Muslim worship.

Also read | Hagia Sophia: The museum of conflicts

Turning the monument back into a mosque has been a growing demand from the Islamist sections of Turkish society. But the decision has sparked dismay in the international community as it was considered an emblem of Christian-Muslim co-existence.

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Printable version | Aug 13, 2020 11:25:09 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/turkey-turns-iconic-museum-hagia-sophia-into-mosque/article32056438.ece

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