Turkey Converts Famous Hagia Sophia Museum into a Mosque

Islam believers wait to worship again in Hagia Sophia after 86 years. (Image Credit-TRT World)

The 10th Chamber of the Council of State has announced that it has annulled the Council of Ministers Decree which was dated November 24, 1934. And they turned Hagia Sophia from a mosque into a museum. Shortly after the committee announced this verdict, the Presidential Decree handing Hagia Sophia over to the Presidency of Religious … Read more

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to Purchase The Portrait of Mehmed II

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality bought the portrait on June 25 at a London auction. (Image Credit-Hürriyet Daily News)

The Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Ekrem İmamoğlu on June 25 announced that the municipality purchased a portrait of Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II at a London auction. According to the London-based world-famous Christie’s auction house, the municipality’s winning bid amounted to £770,000 ($955,000) for the oil painting. So, according to the specialists, the painting is … Read more