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Turkey prez Erdogan trying hard to re-establish Caliphate: Report

Istanbul: In an attempt to recreate the history of the nation and even to re-establish Caliphate, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking steps to make himself the ruler of the Muslim world, reported Al Arabiya.

Keep Turkey’s Hagia Sophia ‘a space for meeting of cultures’, UN rights experts urge

New York: The historic Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, designated a mosque once again earlier this month by the Turkish Government, should be maintained as an inter-cultural space “reflecting the diversity and complexity of Turkey and its history”, said two independent human rights experts on Friday.

Sucker for conquest symbolism: Journalist slams Turkish President over conversion of Hagia Sophia to mosque

Ankara: The conversion of the iconic Hagia Sophia to a mosque is being seen by experts as country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's attempt to wage a war on Islamophobia.

Erdogan's Turkey turns Hagia Sophia into a mosque again; UNESCO regrets

Istanbul/IBNS: Hagia Sophia, Turkey's iconic monument, a UNESCO World Heritage and one of the central attractions of its capital Istanbul, is no longer a museum. It has been turned back as a mosque though some 1500 years ago it was built as an Orthodox Christian cathedral.