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  • Museum as a signifier

    Museum as a signifier

    By seeking to change the status of what had originally been the most recognisable symbol of modern Istanbul, a source of wonder and fascination since its sixth-century construction, Erdogan has betrayed his revanchism motivated by a deep-rooted hostility toward the ways of his illustrious predecessor Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

    August 11, 2020
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, Erdogan discuss Hagia Sophia over phone

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, Erdogan discuss Hagia Sophia over phone

    The parties highly appreciated the interaction between the Russian and Turkish defence ministries, which helped stabilize the situation in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib and in the country's northeast, the statement said.

    July 14, 2020
  • Turkey: Iconic museum Hagia Sophia turned into mosque again

    Turkey: Iconic museum Hagia Sophia turned into mosque again

    President Erdogan's declaration came after a top Turkish court revoked the sixth-century Byzantine monument's status as a museum, clearing the way for it to be turned back into a mosque.

    July 11, 2020