Ετικέτα: Hagia Sophia

Evidence of the indifference and destruction of Byzantine monuments in Turkey

The decisions to convert the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and the katholikon of the Monastery of Chora into mosques constitutes the culmination of a...

The destruction of civilization, the other side of the Conqueror and conquest

There are more mosques in Turkey than there are schools. To the existing 84,684 mosques, one more was added. Hagia Sophia became the 84,685th...

Hagia Sophia, the "conquest", and ιdeological religious war

Like some other "conqueror", Tayyip Erdogan sealed with his presence the first Muslim ceremony in Hagia Sophia after 86 whole years. Only 14 days,...

Hagia Sophia, the West and Islam - The other side of jihad

The conversion of the Hagia Sophia into a mosque brought to the fore the West's troubled relationship with Islam. Usually, in such a position...

Erdogan's Neo-Ottoman Revolution - Why the West has lost Turkey

Some described the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque as the coup de grace against Kemalism. That it is, but it's not just...

For an idea and a handful of soil - Hagia Sophia and the Aegean

Erdogan decided that the Hagia Sophia should become what it is not: a Mosque. But Hagia Sophia is something else: a Center. Not a...

Hagia Sophia on Erdogan's Islamic chessboard

The Islamic consciousness of President Erdogan, who is at the vanguard of his current administration , was consolidated in his youth when he joined...

Big business between Erdogan and Trump behind the Hagia Sophia affair

In January 2018, Yeni Şafak newspaper published articles with many photos describing the Turkish government's efforts to preserve and restore Christian icons and frescoes...

While Hagia Sophia is turned into a mosque, the mosques of Komotini, in Greece, are being renovated

On the sad occasion of the conversion of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into an Islamic mosque, an act that was in the pipeline for...

How Hagia Sophia will affect the backdrop for a Greek-Turkish negotiation package

The announcement of a Greek-Turkish dialogue, through EU High Representative Josep Borrell, comes as no surprise, as we revealed last March. In fact, the...