Hagia Sophia might be reverted to a mosque, Erdoğan says

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday voiced the possibility of reverting the Hagia Sophia, which has been used as a museum since 1935 and is considered one of the world’s wonders, to a mosque.

  • Daily Sabah

“This is not unlikely. We might even change its name to Ayasofya Mosque,” Erdoğan said during a live interview with Turkish broadcaster TGRT.

“This is not a strange proposal,” he said regarding the calls to convert the historical building to serve the purpose it did for half a millennium.

“As you know, the mosque was converted to a museum in 1935, as a reflection of the (Republican People’s Party) CHP mentality. We may as well take a…

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