Hagia Sophia still functioned as a Museum, but the Turkish authorities plan to turn it into a mosque
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reacted to criticism of the possible change in the status of the Hagia Sophia
Since we do not perform services in other countries, other countries have no right to interfere with our services. The accusations made on the subject of Hagia Sophia are a direct attack on our sovereign rights, вЂњ Erdogan said in Istanbul.
Make a mosque out of the Hagia Sophia-proposed by Erdogan himself in March this year, namely, to change the status of the Christian Hagia Sophia to a mosque for free entry.
The day before, Erdogan was allowed to turn Saint Sophia into a mosque. The Supreme court of Turkey issued a decision allowing the President to change the status of the Cathedral, which he previously tried to do.