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WATCH: Turkey's Hagia Sophia holds first Eid al-Adha prayer after being reconverted into a mosque

WATCH: Thousands pray outside Hagia Sophia in Turkey on Eid al-Adha, the first time after the iconic building was reconverted to a mosque

WATCH: Muslim worshippers attend Eid al-Adha prayers in Hagia Sophia, Turkey, for the first time after the historic building was reconverted into a mosque

WATCH: Thousands attend Eid al-Adha prayers in Turkey’s Hagia Sophia, the first time since the iconic monument was reconverted into a mosque

Hagia Sophia prayers ‘sparked Turkey’s new COVID-19 cases’

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Prayers at Hagia Sophia sparked new #coronavirus  cases in #Turkey  as preventive measures were not strictly followed during the congregational worship

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Today marks 100 years since the Sèvres Treaty — a day considered by many in Turkey as the darkest & most humiliating in recent Turkish history. Erdogan has signaled his neo-Ottoman aspirations & love for symbolism with Hagia Sophia. What will he do today?

Singing is banned in the Byzantine cathedral Hagia Sophia. But listen to how it would sound in the building’s extravagantly reverberant acoustics.

WATCH: Turkey's Hagia Sophia holds first Eid al-Adha prayer after being reconverted into a mosque

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NEW: Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia will be converted from a world-famous museum back into a mosque, a Turkish court ruled Friday.

Hagia Sophia: UNESCO deeply regrets the decision of the Turkish authorities, made without prior discussion, and calls for the universal value of #WorldHeritage  to be preserved. Full statement:

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Official statement on Hagia Sophia, Istanbul. Hagia Sophia, part of the property “Historic Areas of Istanbul,” is inscribed on the #WorldHeritage  List as a museum. The inscription entails a number of legal commitments and obligations. More:

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Spot the difference. Erdogan in English: Hagia Sophia's doors will be, as is the case with all our mosques, wide open to all, whether they be foreign or local, Muslim or non-Muslim. Erdogan in Arabic: Revival of Hagia Sophia is a sign towards return of freedom to AlAqsa mosque.

First Friday prayers since 1930s take place at historic Hagia Sophia site in Istanbul, after Turkish authorities ruled it could be converted into mosque

Turkish court clears way for Istanbul's Hagia Sophia museum, built in 6th Century, to revert to being a mosque

JUST IN: Turkey is holding its first prayer at Hagia Sophia since its re-conversion to a mosque, after over eight decades as a museum.

The architectural jewel Hagia Sophia can be converted from museum to mosque, a Turkish court said. The change was long sought by Turkey’s president.

Turkey's president is talking about turning Hagia Sophia, originally a Byzantine cathedral in the sixth century, into a working mosque again. It would fulfill a dream for President Erdogan— but threatens to set off an international furor.

JUST IN: Pope Francis says he is 'greatly saddened' over change of status of Hagia Sophia

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