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01.08.2020 16:27 News >> Erdogan: Eid More Joyous With Hagia Sophia Mosque

Erdogan: Eid More Joyous With Hagia Sophia Mosque

Reopening of Hagia Sophia Mosque 'added to the joy' of Eid al Adha festival, says President Erdogan.

The president of Turkey on Saturday said the reopening of the Hagia Sophia as a mosque made the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha even more joyous.
"The reopening of the Hagia Sophia grand Mosque -- an 86-year wound in the heart of our nation -- has added to the joy of our Eid," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, greeting local officials of his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party for the holiday via video-link.
Erdogan said he sought to hold an upcoming party congress as a "new resurrection, a new rising milestone."
The next AK Party congress is expected to be held towards the end of 2020 while observing health and safety measures against the novel coronavirus.
Erdogan said those who "see themselves above the nation" could not be a member of the AK Party.
"We'll increase our friends, we'll reduce our enemies," he said. "The reason for the existence of the AK Party, the reason why we take on these duties and the reason for people's hope in us are the same."
On July 24, Friday's prayers in the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque marked the first acts of worship there in 86 years.
The Hagia Sophia served as a church for 916 years until the conquest of Istanbul, and a mosque from 1453 to 1934 -- nearly 500 years -- and most recently as a museum for 86 years.
In 1985, Hagia Sophia was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Besides being a mosque, the Hagia Sophia is also among Turkey's top tourism destinations and will remain open for domestic and foreign visitors. -



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