Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined hundreds of worshipers for the first Muslim prayers in 86 years on Friday inside Hagia Sophia. Hagia Sophia served as one of Christendom’s most significant cathedrals, a mosque and a museum before its conversion back into a Muslim place of worship. Orthodox Christian church leaders in Greece and the US announced a “day of mourning” over this development.

 

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