Ετικέτα: Hagia Sophia

Erdogan in the footsteps of Sultan Ertugrul – The Hagia Sophia and the leap into the void

An article by Syed Sharfuddin entitled "One Vision, Three Countries: Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia" appeared in the pro-government Sabah newspaper on July 8. The article...

Hagia Sophia was not built by Europeans - The "Euro-nationalism" of Margaritis Schinas

Let's start with a lie: If the Hagia Sophia is not preserved as a museum, "that would undermine the tolerance and openness of Turkey"....

Religious war and Erdogan's geopolitical overextension

The neo-Ottomans - based on Davutoglu's doctrine of Strategic Depth - may have declared that they were pursuing "zero problems with their neighbors", but...

Does the conversion of the Hagia Sophia into a mosque have a positive side?

Erdogan said he would do it and he did it. This a lesson, by the way, for all those in Athens, who at various...

The sinister role of DIYANET, to which Hagia Sophia is subject

With Erdogan's decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque, the world-class Christian monument belongs to DIYANET. What is DIYANET? Officially, it is the...

How the Hagia Sophia became a museum – The role of American historian Thomas Whittermore

The conquest of Constantinople by the Ottomans, in 1453, was the starting point for the conversion of Hagia Sophia into an Islamic mosque. For...