Italy calls for Turkey boycott over Hagia Sophia mosque decision

The fallout over Turkey's decision to use the Hagia Sophia museum as a mosque continues. The Hagia Sophia was originally built as a Christian basilica nearly 1,5000 years ago and has been a museum for years. Turkish authorities will now use the space as a mosque and says the Christian symbols will be covered by curtains during times of Muslim prayer and re-opened to all visitors at other times.

Published 14 July 2020 at 11:23am