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Christians in Turkey — of whom there are only around 100,000 remaining — fear creeping nationalism after the Hagia Sophia was reconverted into a mosque. Read the story here:

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"The age of a supposedly secular Turkey has ended, and that nation is now firmly Islamic in character and culture. [...] Now that Hagia Sophia has been turned into a mosque, let’s not pretend that Turkey wants to be a Western nation with Western values."

Turkey’s Erdogan: From Hagia Sophia to the Shores of Tripoli and Beyond

The conversion of Hagia Sophia is just the latest step in Turkey’s totalitarian turn, says @CatoFP 's @Doug_Bandow  #CatoFP 

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ICYMI: Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan offers prayers for the first time at Istanbul's Hagia Sophia since declaring the monument a mosque once again

@soliozel2  .: "With the move [to reconvert Hagia Sophia], Turkey’s sovereignty and guardianship of its Muslim heritage were presumably reasserted. The West’s lame reaction in turn fed the image of the unstoppable nature of a country that leads an Islamic civilization on the rise. "

ICYMI: Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan joined thousands to pray for the first time at Istanbul's Hagia Sophia

ICYMI: President Tayyip Erdogan attended the first prayers at Turkey's Hagia Sophia since declaring the ancient monument a mosque

ICYMI: Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan joined thousands of worshippers at Hagia Sophia for the first prayers there since he declared the monument, revered by Christians and Muslims for almost 1,500 years, a mosque once again


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Turkey President Erdogan declares Istanbul's Hagia Sophia open to Muslim worship after court ruling

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JUST IN: Turkey condemns Greece for allowing the burning of the Turkish flag in Thessaloniki, amid anger over the re-conversion of Hagia Sophia to 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.

The UN's cultural agency UNESCO warned Turkey on Friday against converting the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul into a mosque, urging dialogue before any decision is taken

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: UNESCO says it regrets Turkey's decision of returning Hagia Sophia to being a mosque

Public opinion, both in Turkey and internationally, is divided over a Turkish court ruling to turn the iconic Hagia Sophia back into a mosque.

Domestically, the status of the Hagia Sophia strikes at the heart of the battle between Turkey’s past and a future embodied by President Erdogan’s brand of religious nationalism