Can Turkey reconvert the Chora Church and Hagia Sophia into a mosque? - Hercules Millas

Can Turkey reconvert the Chora Church and Hagia Sophia into a mosque? - Hercules Millas

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A Turkish higher court this week ruled that the Chora Church in Istanbul, a 4th century Byzantine church which was converted into a mosque like many other churches when Ottoman forces captured the city in 1453, should be used in accordance with its function when it was transferred to Fatih Sultan Mehmet Foundation during the Ottoman period, that is, as a mosque.

The move can also clear the way for converting the giant 6th century former cathedral, Hagia Sophia, into a mosque.

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