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