ERDOĞAN FLOATS POSSIBILITY OF REVERTING AGIA SOPHIA TO A MOSQUE

OrthoChristian.Com | 3/25/2019 | Staff
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It is within the realm of possibility to legally change the status of Agia Sophia back to a mosque, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said yesterday, on the eve of the celebration Greek Independence Day.

“It is not an abnormal proposal. It is not something impossible, it could be done easily, Erdoğan said, reports Hurriyet Daily News.

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These comments just a week after the Turkish head of state declared that Agia Sophia would never become a church again during an angry rant in the wake of the New Zealand mosque shootings. Agia Sophia will not be turned into a church again “as long as there is a Turkish people and soul,” Erdoğan said.

“We could even name it the Agia Sophia Mosque instead of a museum so that everybody can visit it without charge,” he said during a live interview yesterday when asked whether the museum could be free of charge for Turkish citizens.

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“As you know, the mosque was converted to a museum in 1935, as a reflection of the (Republican People’s Party) CHP mentality. We may as well take a step and change that,” he said, noting the stridently secularist policies of the CHP in the 1930s, reports Greek Reporter.

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