UNESCO says World Heritage Committee to review Hagia Sophia

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UNESCO said on Friday its World Heritage Committee would review Hagia Sophia’s status after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared the ancient monument in Istanbul a mosque again.

Erdogan made the announcement shortly after a top court ruled that the sixth-century building’s conversion to a museum in 1934 by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the modern secular Turkish republic, was illegal.

UNESCO said that decision raised questions about the impact on its universal value as a site of importance transcending borders and generations,...


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UNESCO says World Heritage Committee to review Hagia Sophia


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