Mass media: First Islamic prayer at Hagia Sophia may be heard on July 15

17 June 2020 01:29
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Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is to be converted into a mosque. Photo: inosmi.ru Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is to be converted into a mosque. Photo: inosmi.ru

According to a survey conducted by Erdogan’s party among members of the Turkish Parliament, most MPs support the idea of turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque.

On July 15, 2020, an Islamic prayer can be heard for the first time in Istanbul's Hagia Sophia, reported the Turkish online publication Haberler.com.

According to the publication, the Justice and Development Party, led by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the country's ruling party, conducted a survey among members of the country's parliament on their attitude towards such a transformation.

According to the survey, the majority of members of the Turkish Parliament – 40% of the members of the Republican People’s Party, 90% of the members of the Justice and Development Party and the Nationalist Movement Party, as well as 70% of the members of the Good Party – advocated that Hagia Sophia become a mosque.

Earlier, Erdogan ordered to change the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, and later a number of media reported that Hagia Sophia was already being prepared to become a mosque.

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