Hagia Sophia, which has been utilized as a historical center since 1935, over into a mosque
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday voiced the likelihood of changing over the Hagia Sophia, which has been utilized as a historical center since 1935, once more into a mosque.
"This isn't far-fetched. We may even change its name to Ayasofya Mosque," Erdogan said amid a live meeting with Turkish supporter .
Asked whether the extra charge to the city milestone may be deferred, he stated: "It's certainly feasible... be that as it may, we would not do it under the name 'historical center' yet 'Hagia Sophia mosque'."
He included: "Vacationers travel every which way at the Blue Mosque. Do they pay anything? ... All things considered, we will do likewise with the Hagia Sofia."
"This is anything but a bizarre proposition," he said in regards to the calls for changing over the old structure to a mosque that it filled in with respect to many years.
"As you probably are aware, the mosque was changed over to a historical center in 1935, as an impression of CHP attitude. We should make a stride and change that," he closed, indicating the brutally secularist approaches of the 1930's Republican People's Party (CHP), which is the principle restriction today.