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Turkey converts Hagia Sophia back into a mosque
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the Hagia Sophia museum, one of Istanbul's most famous landmarks, to be converted into a mosque.

He made the announcement Friday, hours after a top court cleared the way for him to make the change.


https://www.npr.org/2020/07/10...onverted-to-a-mosque


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Beautiful place, I was there in 2000.

I’m more concerned about what this says about Turkey than Hagia Sophia.


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As if the wonderful Blue Mosque weren't enough!

Turkey has been going down the Islamification path for a long time. When I first became accquainted with Turkey, women's wearing headscarves was illegal per Kemal Ataturk. Now the president's wife herself wears one.


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I was there in 1999. It was awe-inspiring.

I suppose this means that they will cover the beautiful Byzantine mosaics because they're figural. (And of Christian people like...you know...Mary and Jesus...)

I just hope they don't destroy them.


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