Hagia Sophia is nearly 1,500 years old and served as one of the most exalted seats of Christian and then Muslim worship in the world.
“They disrespected the Azan (call to prayer) by slogans, booing and whistling,” Erdogan told the crowd.
They were arrested last month in Israel on suspicion of laundering funds and aiding the terrorist group.
Even under heavy government censorship and alleged election fraud Turkish opposition might surge forward, unless a total crackdown by the government is commenced.
EU report slams into the usage of state of emergency in Turkey,claims it fosters a climate of fear among ordinary people.
Germany is home to an estimated 4 million people of Turkish origin.
Jerusalem affords Turkey’s leaders a destination, to renew talk of “Al-Aqsa” and the need to play a role in the Israel-Palestinian negotiations.
Comments come on the heels of statements Erdogan made Monday, blasting Israel for "killing children." Knesset speaker says Erdogan was and continues to be an "enemy."
The roots of the “yes” vote, which the government barely won, are much deeper and the election is symbolically part of a decades old revolution in the country.