A Turkish court revoked the sixth-century Hagia Sophia’s status as a museum, clearing the way for it to be turned back into a mosque. Photo: AFPA Turkish court revoked the sixth-century Hagia Sophia’s status as a museum, clearing the way for it to be turned back into a mosque. Photo: AFP
A Turkish court revoked the sixth-century Hagia Sophia’s status as a museum, clearing the way for it to be turned back into a mosque. Photo: AFP

Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia to become mosque after court ruling, says Tayyip Erdogan

  • Turkey’s top court cancelled a 1934 government decree that had turned the 6th century building from a place of Muslim worship into a museum
  • Greece said the verdict was an ‘open provocation’ to the civilised world

Topic |   Turkey
A Turkish court revoked the sixth-century Hagia Sophia’s status as a museum, clearing the way for it to be turned back into a mosque. Photo: AFPA Turkish court revoked the sixth-century Hagia Sophia’s status as a museum, clearing the way for it to be turned back into a mosque. Photo: AFP
A Turkish court revoked the sixth-century Hagia Sophia’s status as a museum, clearing the way for it to be turned back into a mosque. Photo: AFP
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