Turkish President signs decree converting Hagia Sophia into mosque
Turkish President signs decree converting Hagia Sophia into mosque

The President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signed a decree converting Hagia Sophia founded as a cathedral into a mosque, Reuters reported.

Earlier, the Turkish court annulled the museum status of Hagia Sophia, founded 1,500 years ago as a cathedral. In 1934 it became a museum.

According to the decree, Hagia Sophia that reopens for worship, will be administered by Turkey’s religious directorate.

Erdogan twittered a copy of the signed decree.

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