Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends Friday prayers at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Photo: ReutersTurkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends Friday prayers at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Photo: Reuters
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends Friday prayers at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Photo: Reuters

Muslim prayers in Turkey’s Hagia Sophia for first time in 86 years

  • President Erdogan and his top ministers joined thousands of worshippers at the ancient monument for inaugural prayers
  • A top Turkish court announced this month it annulled Hagia Sophia’s status as a museum

Topic |   Turkey
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends Friday prayers at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Photo: ReutersTurkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends Friday prayers at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Photo: Reuters
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends Friday prayers at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Photo: Reuters
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