Turkey turns world-famous Hagia Sophia museum into mosque

Turkey turns world-famous Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque

Turkey turns world-famous Hagia Sophia museum into mosque

Istanbul: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Friday prayers will be offered in Hagia Sofia on July 24. According to details, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has announced that the construction of the Hagia Sofia Museum by the founder of modern Turkey is illegal. Declaring the mosque open to Muslims for prayers. He asked whether the prayers in Sofia would start on July 24.
The Turkish President said that by the will of God we will all offer Friday prayers in Aya Sofia on July 24 and reopen Aya Sofia for worship. Tayyip Erdogan added that like all our mosques, the doors of Aya Sofia are also local. Will be open to people, foreigners, Muslims, and non-Muslims.

According to foreign media, Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan has declared Istanbul's Hagia Sophia open to Muslim worship an hour after the court ruling was revealed, despite international warnings not to change the status of the monument.
Tayyip Erdogan said, “It has been decided to hand over the management of Hagia Sofia Mosque to the Directorate of Religious Affairs and it will be open for worship. It should be noted that Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, secular leader of modern Turkey, had turned the Hagia Sophia Mosque into a museum in the early days of his reign. The Turkish Supreme Court in Ankara ruled that the site was designated a mosque and could not be used legally for any other purpose.
The 1,500 years old building was converted into a mosque in 1453 and became a museum in 1934.

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