The good news is that The entrance to the Hagia Sophia will be free. The bad news, at least for tourists, the Greek and the Russian Orthodox Church, Greece, the Kremlin, the EU, the United States, the Patriarch of Constantinople, and particularly the Unesco, all of which were referred to their objections of the Turkish government brusquely to their seats: The visit times will be set in the future of the religious authority Diyanet according to the Islamic prayer times. The Emperor Justinian to 537 in just five years, built a wonder of the late antique Church building, with its Seraphim mosaics and its Pendentifen like weightless floating dome, the centre of Eastern Christianity for 900 years until the conquest of Constantinople by Sultan Mehmet II in 1453, is again a mosque. The Supreme administrative court of Turkey said on Friday the conversion of the Islamic prayer site to the Museum by the state's founder Kemal Ataturk in 1934 to be invalid. The house of God was the rightful property of the Sultan Mehmet II. declining religious authority.
the climax of the disposal of the secular heritage
So the Turkish state is losing its most important Museum, in 2019, from almost 3.7 million visitors flocked, currently, however, only a very few. Hardly remain so, due in part to the hair-raising, not management of the pandemic by the ACP way, the tourists will be snatched away from the most outstanding property of the city of their dominion, and part of Erdogan's transformation of Turkey to the Ottoman experience and religious excitement of the Park. This is the culmination of the disposal of Ataturk's secular legacy during the last ten years, with vulgar historical panoramas, or the radiance of nostalgic television series developed enormous Power.
The Regime, the meeting now at the scene of the medieval system of fighting each other, but it is certainly not only the Islamic and the Christian (including representatives of the Kurds-friendly HDP called for the Opening of Hagia Sophia for worship, but for Christian): There are two different relationships to history: populism versus science, Erdogan versus Unesco. On the one hand, the critical development of the story is found through the solution of your transcripts from the course of history; on the other hand, the arbitrary, the revival of the history-to-find intensity and identification of potentials (Sultan Mehmet II) for the purpose of the acceleration of history (prefer here: elections and win). Both regimes are coming from, how it is with history, not without paradoxes. The Unesco-paradox that the development of a world heritage site is usually at the expense of the local culture, is known for a long time. Would in of on 24. July prayer for the first time again for the Friday opening of Hagia Sophia, a new model of adult, the active use and historical research and education combined, that would be good news. Would be.Updated Date: 12 July 2020, 14:20