Erdogan calls altered status of Hagia Sophia a footstep toward Great Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: ria.ru

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that changing the status of Hagia Sophia is a step towards Great Turkey, and the opinion of other countries does not matter.

Changing the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is a footstep towards Great Turkey, while the opinion of other countries does not matter, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, RIA Novosti reports.

“We made a decision to change the status of Hagia Sophia, based on the opinion of our people, rather than on what will be said about us,” Erdogan said, adding that the country will continue “to take the right path towards building a great and strong Turkey”.

As reported by the UOJ, on July 10, 2020, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a decree on changing the status of Hagia Sophia and said that on July 24, the shrine would open as a mosque for Islamic worship.

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