11 August 2020,   17:10
The Turkish Council of State has recognized the Hagia Sophia as a mosque

The Turkish Council of State revoked Hagia Sophia’s Museum status, writes CNN Turk.

“Turkish Council of State overturned a 1934 decision granting Hagia Sophiathe Museum’s status”, - reads the statement. Media outlets write that this will pave the way for turning the Hagia Sophia into a mosque.

The Hagia Sophia got built during the Byzantine Empire in the VI century. It was converted into a mosque by the Ottoman Empire in the XV century. The facility now has the status of a museum, and it is included in the UNESCO list.