Turkey to convert another former church to mosque -THE HINDU-22/08/2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the conversion of the Kariye Museum into a mosque.

It was originally converted into the Kariye Mosque half a century after the conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks in 1453.

It became the Kariye Museum after the Second World War as Turkey pushed ahead with the creation of a more secular new republic.

The ancient Orthodox church, Kariye Museum became a mosque and then a popular Istanbul museum.
The 1,000-year-old building’s history closely mirrors that of the Hagia Sophia.

The Holy Saviour in Chora was a medieval Byzantine church decorated with 14th-century frescoes (paintings) of the Last Judgement.

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