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Radical Turkish publication calls for a neo-caliphate

Erdogan, who became president in 2014 and ruled Turkey since, has sought to strengthen Turkey's regional role as well as a leading state in the Islamic world.

Hagia Sophia and Jordan’s crimes against international law

Despite all the lies parroted by the modern world, the Muslim conquerors knew well that Jerusalem was not their home.

By RAFAEL KORENZECHER
09/08/2020
U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey faces threat of double sanctions

Turkey’s purchase of Russian weapons and drilling off of Cyprus has angered its Western allies.

By KRISTINA JOVANOVSKI / THE MEDIA LINE
27/07/2020

Turkey condemns Greek reaction to Hagia Sophia prayers

The Turkish Foreign Ministry said it strongly condemned hostile statements by the Greek government and parliament members to stir up the public.

By REUTERS
25/07/2020

Erdogan joins thousands to pray for first time at Istanbul's Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia was the largest cathedral in the world for 900 years until its capture by Ottoman Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.

By REUTERS
24/07/2020

Gli the cat can stay even as Istanbul's Hagia Sophia changes

The grey cat with shining green, crossed eyes, has become a favorite with visitors, including former US President Barack Obama, who was filmed stroking her during a trip in 2009.

By REUTERS
24/07/2020

Prayers at Hagia Sophia will crown decades-long Muslim campaign

The Hagia Sophia move was a sign towards "achieving freedom" for al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, Erdogan said earlier this month.

By REUTERS
23/07/2020

Hagia Sophia mosaics to be covered with curtains during Muslim prayers

Hagia Sophia dates back to the sixth century and has a history as both a church and a mosque before it was turned into a museum.

By REUTERS
20/07/2020

Voices from the Arab Press: The Sultan who trades in religion

A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.

By THE MEDIA LINE
15/07/2020
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