Video: Hagia Sophia Mosque? Turkish Leaders Call For Conversion Of Istanbul Landmark, Alarming Religious Minorities
ISTANBUL In this ancient city, there are few sights more iconic than the dome of the Hagia Sophia, towering over the old city for more than 1,400 years. But recent conversions of former Byzantine-era churches from museums into mosques, encouraged by religious and political leaders, have caused alarm among religious minorities and Turkey’s Christian neighbors.
Hagia Sophia Mosque? Turkish Leaders Call For Conversion Of Istanbul Landmark, Alarming Religious Minorities
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ANSAmed 28 November 2013
ISTANBUL - The largest Byzantium monastery in Istanbul, the Monastery of Stoudios, also known as the Imrahor Monument, will be converted into a mosque after its restoration next year and be titled Imrahor Ilyas Bey Mosque as daily Hurriyet columnist Vercihan Ziflioglu reports today.