Turkey: Protesters pray in front of Hagia Sophia museum, call for its reopening as mosque

Over one thousand protesters gathered in front of Hagia Sophia in the Old City of Istanbul at 04:00 local time (00:00 GMT), on Saturday morning, to pray in public and demand that the 1000-year-old building, which is now a museum, returns to its former function as a mosque.

Leading the worshippers was the Anatolia Youth Association (AGD) with a slogan “Break the chains. Open Hagia Sop

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