Aya Sofia; Mosque or Museum?

The Aya Sofia museum in Istanbul should function as a mosque, the Deputy Chairman of the Turkish oppositional Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and member of the country’s parliament, Yusuf Halacoglu said, Haber7 TV Channel reported on November 18.

According to him, there are forces in Turkey that do not want the Aya Sofia Museum to function as a mosque.

Earlier it was reported that the Deputy Chairman of the Turkish opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Yusuf Halacoglu made a proposal to restore Aya Sofia’s mosque status.

According to the report, in order to restore the mosque status, a corresponding appeal was made to the Turkish parliament.

Earlier, another Turkish opposition party, the Grand Unity Party also proposed that the museum should return to a mosque status.
Source: ayasofyamuzesi.gov.tr


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