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Turkey publishes book on Hagia Sophia Mosque

Turkey publishes book on Hagia Sophia Mosque

Directorate of Communication prepares book, website on historic reopening of iconic mosque

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Turkey's Directorate of Communications prepared a book and website about the reopening of the Hagia Sophia Mosque for worship after 86 years. 

Hagia Sophia Mosque: The trust of Fatih Sultan Mehmed Han, common treasure of humanity, was prepared in Turkish, English and Arabic and distributed at the mosque's opening ceremony, according to the directorate.

A website was also opened for the landmark reopening, ayasofyacamii.gov.tr, in Turkish and English.

The website includes excerpts from the book and photos of Hagia Sophia.

The iconic monument served as a church for 916 years until the conquest of Istanbul, and a mosque from 1453 to 1934 – nearly 500 years – and most recently as a museum for 86 years.

One of the most visited historic buildings in Turkey by domestic and international tourists, in 1985, during its time as a museum, Hagia Sophia was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

On July 10, a Turkish court annulled a 1934 Cabinet decree that turned Hagia Sophia into a museum, paving the way for its use again as a mosque after an 86-year hiatus.

HABERE YORUM KAT