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Turkey, Greece exchange harsh words after first Islamic prayers in Hagia Sophia in nine decades
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Turkey, Greece exchange harsh words after first Islamic prayers in Hagia Sophia in nine decades

Hagia Sophia was previously a museum and most Greeks view it as central to their Orthodox Christian religion: church bells tolled in mourning across Greece on Friday

Thousands participate in first Muslim prayers at Istanbul's Hagia Sophia in 86 years
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Thousands participate in first Muslim prayers at Istanbul's Hagia Sophia in 86 years

The landmark served as one of Christendom's most significant cathedrals, a mosque and a museum before its conversion back into a mosque by a high court in Turkey this year

Factbox: How Hagia Sophia's status changed over centuries of history
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Factbox: How Hagia Sophia's status changed over centuries of history

Friday paryers were held in Istanbul's Hagia Sophia for the first time since President Tayyip Erdogan declared the building a mosque once again

Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia museum declared a mosque after Turkish court ruling; EU calls decision 'regrettable'
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Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia museum declared a mosque after Turkish court ruling; EU calls decision 'regrettable'

The court ruling came despite international warnings not to change the status of the nearly 1,500-year-old monument that is revered by Christians and Muslims alike.