In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 21st, August, 2020

Turkey Reconverts One other Church Into Mosque Amid Protest From US, EU, UN

Turkey Reconverts Another Church Into Mosque Amid Protest From US, EU, UN

Even with opposition from the US, EU and the UN, Turkey has gone forward to reconvert a church into mosque.
Turkey converts church into a mosque

Turkey converts church right into a mosque


The President of Turkey, Recep Erdogan has given a decree to reconvert a sixth century church-turned-museum in Istanbul right into a mosque.


In keeping with stories, the church transformed right into a mosque is positioned a number of kilometres from the well-known Hagia Sophia that was opened to Muslim prayers in July.


A presidential decree printed Friday on the official gazette, orders the Chora Museum to be opened for Islamic prayers.


Similar to Hagia Sophia, the museum can be handed over to Turkey’s non secular authority Diyanet.


Dpa stories that the constructing, often known as the Church of the Holy Saviour, was became an Ottoman Mosque within the 16th century.


In November 2019, Turkey’s high administrative courtroom annulled the 1945 determination, paving the way in which for its conversion right into a mosque.


The USA, European Union, Russia, UNESCO and church leaders opposed the change in standing of Hagia Sophia.


They wished it to stay a cultural landmark for each Christians and Muslims.


However Erdogan dismissed their opposition, calling it interference in Turkey’s sovereignty rights.


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