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A sad day for Christians և for all those who believe in a pluralistic Turkey ․ Garo Paylan on turning the Hagia Sophia into a mosque

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Garo Paylan, an Armenian member of the Turkish parliament, referred to the decision to return the status of a mosque to the Hagia Sophia.

"A sad day for Christians and all those who believe in pluralistic Turkey. The decision to return the Hagia Sophia to the status of a mosque will complicate the lives of Christians here and Muslims in Europe. St. Sophia was a symbol of our rich history.

"Its dome was big enough for everyone," Paylan wrote on his Facebook page. It should be reminded that the Supreme Administrative Court of Turkey has annulled the 1934 decree of the Turkish government on granting the status of a museum to the Hagia Sophia. The decision of November 24. This means that there is no other legal obstacle to turning the ancient Christian temple of the Byzantine period into a mosque again.