Concerns Grow Over Converting Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia Church Into a Mosque

21/6/13 JNS.org - Amid fears in Turkey of the Islamist policies of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, concerns are growing over a government commission to convert the historic Hagia Sophia Church of Istanbul into a mosque. “The desire to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque is not about Muslims wanting a place to pray—as of 2010, there were 3,000 ...