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In spite of religious “neutrality” muezzin heard in Hagia Sophia

The Islamic call to prayer was heard in what was once the center of Orthodoxy, Hagia Sophia, on Monday, as a video calling the former Byzantine cathedral “Hagia Sophia Mosque” on Youtube shows, Greek Reporter has learned.


According to Greek Reporter, this is the third year in a row that similar acts challenging the supposed status of Hagia Sophia as a secular museum have taken place in March.

Turkey has taken advantage of social restrictions enacted by the coronavirus to broadcast the Islamic call to prayer in the Hagia Sophia, a church once the center of orthodoxy. 

As ICC noted, last year, President Erdogan pledged to change the status of the Hagia Sophia from museum back into mosque. The latest broadcast of Islamic prayer occurred as the Hagia Sophia was empty of tourists due to the impact of the coronavirus.


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