Hagia Sophia
Opinion  /  Published 22.09.22

Death of reason

In November 2019, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the disputed land in Ayodhya would be handed over to a government trust to build a Ram temple and that another piece of land be given for the co...
By Shaoni Shabnam

Opinion  /  Published 17.07.20

Shared treasure

The significance of historical monuments is seldom limited to the domain of aesthetics. Edifices and artifacts have, in the course of history, been appropriated by political projects. In fact, it can ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.20

Postcolonial ambitions

Turkey’s decision to reconvert the majestic Hagia Sophia monument in Istanbul into a mosque has led to near-universal dismay. Hagia Sophia, built as a church by the Byzantines, converted into a ...
By Arghya Sengupta

Opinion  /  Published 15.07.20

Repeat offence: the fate of Hagia Sophia

Sir — The decision of Recep Tayyip Erdogan to change the Hagia Sophia, a Unesco world heritage site, back to a mosque takes Turkey’s stature as a secular country back by centuries. The edi...
By The Telegraph

World  /  Published 13.07.20

Pope Francis pained by Hagia Sophia shift

Pope Francis said on Sunday he was hurt by Turkey’s decision to make Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia museum a mosque, the latest religious leader to condemn the move. “My thoughts go to Ist...
By Reuters in Vatican City

Opinion  /  Published 12.07.20


Err-dogan? By announcing that Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia should go back to being mosque from museum, did president Recep Tayyip Erdogan turn the clock back on Turkey? Or was he merely continuing t...
By Upala Sen

World  /  Published 11.07.20

Hagia Sophia ‘now a mosque’

President Tayyip Erdogan declared Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia open to Muslim prayer as a mosque on Friday after a top court ruled that the ancient building’s conversion to a museum by modern T...
By Reuters in Istanbul


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