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Hagia Sophia prayers in Turkey sparked new Covid-19 cases, experts say (video)
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Hagia Sophia prayers in Turkey sparked new Covid-19 cases, experts say (video)

Panos - Aug 14, 2020

Prayers at Hagia Sophia sparked new coronavirus cases in Turkey as preventive measures were not strictly followed during the congregational worship, according to health professionals. Around 350,000…

Muslim ceremony performed in Hagia Sophia ahead of first prayers (video)
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Muslim ceremony performed in Hagia Sophia ahead of first prayers (video)

makis - Jul 24, 2020

Turkish President Erdogan arrived at the Hagia Sophia a little before 12pm as the Islamic ceremony has started before theT Islamic prayer begins later. With T-shirts printed…

Hagia Sophia: “The frescoes will be covered with special technology & lighting” says Hurriyet
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Hagia Sophia: “The frescoes will be covered with special technology & lighting” says Hurriyet

Panos - Jul 13, 2020

The frescoes of Hagia Sophia will be concealed with special technology and lighting, according to the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, after the decision to turn the iconic Christian…

Russian church leader says calls to turn Hagia Sophia into mosque threaten Christianity
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Russian church leader says calls to turn Hagia Sophia into mosque threaten Christianity

Panos - Jul 07, 2020

Patriarch Kirill, the leader of Russia’s Orthodox Church, said on Monday that calls to convert Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia into a mosque posed a threat to Christianity. Turkish…

US State Department to Turkey: Respect the Hagia Sophia
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US State Department to Turkey: Respect the Hagia Sophia

Panos - Jun 11, 2020

The State Department called Turkey to respect the status of Hagia Sophia as a global heritage site as it carries a special symbolism that transcends cultures. In…

Decision on Hagia Sophia status expected on July 2
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Decision on Hagia Sophia status expected on July 2

Panos - Jun 09, 2020

A decision on whether the status of Hagia Sophia will change or not is expected on July 2, according to a front-page article in the Turkish newspaper…

Decision on Hagia Sophia status expected on July 2
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Decision on Hagia Sophia status expected on July 2

makis - Jun 08, 2020

A decision on whether the status of Hagia Sophia will change or not is expected on July 2, according to a front-page article in the Turkish newspaper…

Muslims to pray in front of Hagia Sophia to put pressure to revert historic site into a Mosque
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Muslims to pray in front of Hagia Sophia to put pressure to revert historic site into a Mosque

makis - May 28, 2020

Muslim mosques in Turkey will be reopening from tomorrow, Friday, the day of the fall of Constantinople (Istanbul), with the head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate declaring…

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DW: Hagia Sophia, museum or mosque?

Panos - Jun 27, 2017

More and more signs are pointing to Istanbul's famous Hagia Sophia, currently a museum, slowly returning to a past role as a mosque. During Ramadan, the Koran…

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Turkey provokes with reading of Quran in Hagia Sophia

Panos - Jun 22, 2017

The reading of the Quran by an Imam in Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (Constantinople) Wednesday night, prompted a strong reaction from the Greek Foreign Ministry, which relapsed…

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Hagia Sophia gets permanent imam as tensions rise in Aegean

Sokratis - Oct 22, 2016

A few months after a controversial decision by Turkish authorities to allow readings from the Quran to be broadcast from Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, reports on Friday…

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Turkish FM calls unacceptable Greek FM statement on Koran reading in Hagia Sophia

Panos - Jun 08, 2016

The Turkish Foreign Ministry described as "unacceptable" the announcement of the Foreign ministry regarding the Koran reading in Hagia Sophia during a live show broadcast by the…

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New Democracy strongly criticizes Turkey’s plans for Koran readings in Hagia Sophia

chris1 - Jun 05, 2016

The decision of Turkey to allow Koran readings in Hagia Sophia was strongly criticized by main opposition New Democracy, which noted in a statement that Hagia Sophia…

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Thousands of Muslim Turks gather in front of Hagia Sophia demanding to pray inside

chris1 - May 29, 2016

Thousands of fanatic muslim Turks gathered outside the Hagia Sophia Church demanding it open for Muslim prayers, Saturday night. The protest, organised by a group calling itself…

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The history of Hagia Sophia at the Hellenic Cosmos VR ‘Tholos’ Theatre

Panos - Jan 26, 2016

The 1,500-year-old history of Hagia Sophia, one of the iconic buildings of the world's cultural heritage, is explored in the new 45-minute screening on show at the…