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"In early July 2020, Turkey annulled the 1934 decision to establish the Hagia Sophia as a museum, revoking the monument's status. A subsequent decree by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ordered the reclassification of Hagia Sophia as a mosque. This redesignation is controversial, invoking condemnation from the Turkish opposition, UNESCO, the World Council of Churches, and many international leaders."--Sholem Stein

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A place of worship for Muslims, corresponding to a church or synagogue in other religions, and having at least one minaret; a masjid.

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