First after 86-year hiatus Muslim service will be held Friday at the Cathedral of St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia) in Istanbul, converted into a mosque, the namaz, are expected to attend Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
The state Council, Turkey's highest administrative court – July 10, annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after that, Erdogan announced that he had signed a decree about the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque and the beginning of Muslim worship there.
A Turkish court ordered the leader of the main opposition Republican people's party of Turkey (CHP) Kemal kılıçdaroğlu to pay 359 thousand Turkish liras (about 52 thousand dollars) to the President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan and his relatives, which the opposition previously accused of financial fraud in the offshore, transmits television channel NTV.
In November 2017, kılıçdaroğlu stated that it has documents showing that the relatives of Erdogan was transferred to 2011-2012 millions of dollars in an offshore company in the Isle of man.