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Hagia Sophia: turning this Turkish treasure into a mosque is at odds with its Unesco status

The Hagia Sophia has been converted into a mosque. Murat Can Kirmizigul/Shutterstock

The Hagia Sophia has been converted into a mosque. Murat Can Kirmizigul/Shutterstock Senija Causevic, SOAS, University of London The Hagia Sophia has just opened to receive Sunni Muslim worshippers for the first time since 1931. The decision to convert the building in Istanbul, Turkey from a museum back into a mosque has divided opinion. Many Turkish inhabitants commend the transformation …

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