The Hagia Sophia will cover some of its Christian mosaics with curtains ahead of the contested landmark’s reopening as a mosque this week.
The 1,500-year-old Byzantine structure, which functioned as a museum for nearly 100 years, will reopen as a working mosque this week. al-monitor.com
Mosaics depicting Christian figures in Istanbul's ancient Hagia Sophia will be covered with curtains during Muslim prayers ... reuters.com
The head of the World Council of Churches has appealed to the Turkish president to reversed the decision to turn the former Orthodox Christian cathedral from a ... euronews.com
President Tayyip Erdogan had proposed restoring the mosque status of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, a focal point of both the Christian Byzantine and Muslim ... thehindu.com