Putin told Erdogan about the resonance that caused the decision to change the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone drew the attention of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the “considerable public outcry” that caused Russia’s decision to change the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. This was reported on the Kremlin website.

“the Turkish President gave relevant explanations, noting that the access to this unique monument of world civilization will be guaranteed to everyone, including foreign citizens, and provide for the preservation of Christian sacred objects,” the report States.

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul by the decision of the State Council of Turkey converted into a mosque. The Hagia Sophia was founded by the Christian Emperor Justinian. Cathedral over a thousand years was the largest Church in the Christian world. After the capture of Constantinople by the Ottomans and the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1453, the Cathedral was converted into a mosque but since 1934 the building by decree of the founder of the modern Turkish state Kemal Ataturk became a Museum and was included in the world heritage list of UNESCO.

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