A commission of the Turkish Parliament has agreed to consider a proposal to open the Hagia Sophia up to Muslims for worship and officially recognize it as a mosque. See this link for the story. http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/looking-luke/2013/feb/5/turkish-parliament-considers-converting-hagia-soph/

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Andrew Stephanou
2/8/2013 11:30:22 am

A country that seriously aspires to enter the European Union would not want to open old wounds by converting into a Mosque a building that originally was built to be a Church, a building that for 1000 years was the center of Christianity,

4/3/2013 07:15:12 am

This is more like a power show now... As Andrew said, only reason that the Hagia Sophia is still a museum, is because of the Western pressure and Turkish governments' unnecessary fears, but those fears are gone now, Turkey is heading to a new direction as a regional power, so the point is to give the message of "we are strong" to the community.


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