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Erdogan says first prayers in Hagia Sophia on July 24

Erdogan says first prayers in Hagia Sophia on July 24

Erdogan says first prayers in Hagia Sophia on July 24 Erdogan said the nearly 1,500-year-old Hagia Sophia would remain open to Muslims, Christians and foreigners, but added that Turkey had exercised its sovereign right in converting it to a mosque and would interpret criticism of the move as an attack on its independence.