The Turkish Council of state, the highest court in the country, has postponed on Thursday after a hearing, the decision on the Status of the Hagia Sophia. The verdict is to be announced in the coming 15 days. At the hearing, the Prosecutor said, a decree of the President from the rich to the Museum back into a mosque. The decision about the conversion was not a legal but a political one.
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The Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had declared in June, according to the judgment of the court, his government would take the necessary steps. In Turkey, it is expected that Erdogan will such a decree on the conversion of Hagia Sophia to sign. In Turkish media it is, Erdogan could on 15. July, the anniversary of the failed coup of 2016 in the Hagia Sophia a prayer.
The judges of the Council of state filed a lawsuit on the legality of the decree is, with the Kemal Ataturk,the founder of the Turkish Republic, in November 1934 the conversion of the Hagia Sophia, which was then a mosque, into a Museum had been arranged.Updated Date: 02 July 2020, 13:19