Nigeria/March 24, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/195 views /nigeria Erdogan moots renaming Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia a mosque | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World Newsshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday mooted the possibility of renaming Istanbul’s Hagia Sofia museum as a mosque, in comments during a television interview. Asked whether the entrance fee to the city landmark might be waived, he said: “It’s not impossible… but we would not do it under the name ‘museum’ but ‘Hagia Sophia mosque’.” ALSO READ Snapchat Set To Launch Gaming Platform Next MonthHe added: “Tourists come and go at the Blue Mosque. Do they pay anything? … Well, we will do the same with the Hagia Sofia.” The former church and mosque, now a museum, often sparks tensions between Christians and Muslims over Islamic activities held there including the reading of verses from the Koran or collective prayers. ALSO READ Murder of PDP agent by FSARS: Wike to set up a Judicial Commission of InquiryIts secular status allows believers of all faiths to meditate, reflect or simply enjoy its astonishing architecture. But calls for it to serve again as a mosque have caused anger among Christians and raised tensions between historic foes Turkey and Greece, both NATO members. Erdogan is currently campaigning for votes for his Justice and Development Party (AKP) ahead of municipal elections on March 31. <br class="clear"/> <br class="clear"/> Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleThespian urges government to help sell our culturenext articleContractual Teachers Camp Out in Front of Rabat’s ParliamentRelated PostsNigeria/April 18, 2019 /No Comment UTME: 3 docked for double registration | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News452 shares Uncategorised/April 18, 2019 /No Comment Easter: FRSC begins special patrol in AnambraBBM to shut down May | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsLiverpool star Salah stars on Time magazine’s cover | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsMan remanded for allegedly stabbing father to deathAlleged Gang-rape: Court denies Babcock university student bail –Facebook confirms uploading 1.5 million users’ email contact without consent – Premium Times NigeriaBreaking: CCT convicts Onnoghen, sacks him as CJNCourt rejects SSS report on Magu as evidence – Premium Times NigeriaOmowunmi Akinnifesi shares no makeup look Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.