Erdogan signs decree turning Hagia Sophia museum to mosque

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Turkey’s Hagia Sophia ? first a cathedral, then a mosque after the conquest of Istanbul ? is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site as part of an area designated as “Historic Areas of Istanbul.” REUTERS/Murad Sezer/Files ANKARA: President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday signed a decree converting Hagia Sophia to a mosque after a Turkish court revoked a 1934 government decree that had turned it into a museum, a copy of the decision showed.

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