July 10 2020 12:02pm

The controversy behind Turkey’s move to reconvert Hagia Sophia into a mosque

Turkey’s top administrative court on Friday annulled a 1934 government decree that converted Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia into a museum, paving the way for the iconic building to be turned back into a mosque. To understand the controversy behind that decision, we need to go back to its origins in the sixth century.

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