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September 20, 2020
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Prayers at Hagia Sophia mark end of decades-long demands of Islamist groups to turn it into mosque

ISTANBUL (TURKEY) – When Friday prayers will once again be held inside Hagia Sophia, it will be the culmination of Islamic groups’ decades-long efforts to convert the monument into a mosque. The centuries-old monument is sacred to both Christians and Muslims. Yunus Genc’s Anatolian Youth Association (AGD) had staged protests and prayed outside Hagia