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4 August, Tuesday


Hagia Sophia Mosque turns new page in history - Turkish FM

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Reopening the iconic Hagia Sophia Mosque for worship for the first time in 86 years turned a new page in history, Turkey's foreign minister said Friday, EDNews.net reports citing Anadolu Agency.

“Thank God, Hagia Sophia grand mosque opened,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Twitter. "At the same time in the history of Turkey's independence."

House of worship and tourist destination

Besides functioning as a working mosque, Hagia Sophia is also among Turkey’s top tourism destinations for domestic and foreign visitors.

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