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NEWS

Turkey And Greece In Tongue Fight Over Hagia Sophia

Turkey and Greece are in a war of words over the conversion of Istanbul’s Church of Hagia Sophia, to now the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. This comes on the heels of Islamic prayers held at the ancient site for the first time in 90 years. Built in 537 as the patriarchal cathedral of the imperial capital of Constantinople, it was […]

POLITICS

Reactions — Turkey’s Reconverting Church Into A Mosque

Following the decision by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reconvert Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia church as a place of worship to Muslims, some church leaders and top officials worldwide have expressed concerns and reacted negatively to Erdogan’s move. On the other hand, Muslims are gleeful that the President has taken what is described as a weighty decision. Here are […]

EDITORIAL

Erdogan Pokes World Leaders In The Eye

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decree of the reconversion of Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia church building into a mosque has met with sharp criticisms from world leaders. However, as is said on this side of the pond, talk is cheap, and Erdogan rests his case on the altar of sovereignty, and in his book, no one can do a damn […]