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Mufti appreciated the position of Russia on the status of Hagia Sophia

Russian Ummah in solidarity with the position of the Russian government and said the decision about turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque an internal affair of Turkey, said Wednesday the first Deputy Chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia, mufti of Moscow region Rushan Abbyasov.

Hagia Sophia (Hagia Sophia) was founded by the Christian Emperor Justinian and inaugurated in 537 year. The Cathedral is about a thousand years was the largest Christian Church in the 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.

Putin congratulated Erdogan and the Turkish people a happy Eid

Russian President Vladimir Putin during a telephone conversation congratulated Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish people with the upcoming holiday of Eid al-Adha, press service of the Kremlin.

"Vladimir Putin congratulated the President of Turkey and the Turkish people with the upcoming holiday of Eid al-Adha", - stated in the message.

Putin and Erdogan discussed the situation in the Armenian-Azerbaijani border

The presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Tayyip Erdogan in a telephone conversation discussed the tension between Azerbaijan and Armenia, as well as the situation in Syria and Libya, said the administration of the Turkish leader.

"Our President and the Russian leader Vladimir Putin during telephone conversations has welcomed the steps to strengthen Russian-Turkish relations. They also discussed the tension between Azerbaijan and Armenia, as well as developments in the region, particularly in Syria and Libya," - said in a statement Erdogan's administration.

Agia Sofia will always be on duty 500 police officers

Five hundred law enforcement officers will always carry the service in Ayia Sofia, said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The Supreme administrative court of Turkey on 10 July annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after that, Erdogan said that he had signed a decree about the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque and the beginning of Muslim worship there. The first prayer was done at the Aya Sofia on July 24.

In Montenegro the priest brought the case after the prayer service for St. Sophia

Montenegrin police filed a criminal case against the priest of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) in Podgorica for the violation of measures against coronavirus after a Liturgy in connection with the conversion of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul from a Museum into a mosque, said the interior Ministry.

In Serbia and Montenegro, which, with varying success fought the Ottoman rule in the Balkans from the XIV to the XX century, the news about the change of status and the first since 1934 the Friday prayer in the Hagia Sophia caused a resonance. Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on July 13 called on the Turkish authorities to leave the object as a Museum with the possibility of both Christian and Islamic religious services.

The Commissioner from Greece sorry for turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque

Vice-President of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas, the representative of Greece in the leadership of the EC, expressed his regret for the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a mosque.

"As a Greek I feel bitterness, I feel the outrage on this issue. This is a difficult day, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who is experiencing similar emotions. I believe Turkey will at some point have to decide what should be its geopolitical position and with whom she wants to be together in the future. If Turkey wants to go with the European Union based on European values, if so, what is happening today in Hagia Sophia is a bad otravny point," he said at a press conference.

"No red lines". What keeps Turkey and Egypt from the war in Libya

The Egyptian Parliament gave to the head of state Abdel Fattah al-Sisi the right to use armed force in Libya — Cairo supports the General Haftarot, whose army controls Eastern part of the country. In response, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intensified assistance to the Government of national consensus Faiza Saraga in Tripoli. Brewing Turkish-Egyptian clash. Who will be able to reconcile the parties of the confrontation, understood to RIA Novosti.

General Khalifa Haftar and his Libyan national army (LNA) hold the towns of Sirte and al-Dzhufra where is located oil terminals, through which Europe takes the main export commodity of Libya — hydrocarbons. The national consensus government (NTC), headed by Faiz by Sarraj made an unsuccessful attempt to knock out power LNA. The situation changed after the intervention of Turkey.

Non-obvious effects of the first prayer in Hagia Sophia

In Istanbul today will happen what some feared and others were looking forward to. In Hagia Sophia, from July 10, lost their Museum status, held a prayer — the first for many decades. Now looks like a monument that is, with its unique Byzantine mosaics and the threat created by Turkish President Recep Erdogan precedent — in the material RIA Novosti.

This place in the Hagia Sophia, perhaps the most favorite Istanbul's guides. His story has acquired numerous conjectures.

Media: the sun of Greece has resulted in the increased readiness because of the actions of Turkey

The Hellenic armed forces are on high alert because of the intent of Turkey to begin the study near the island of kastellorizo, according to Greek media.

According to the newspaper "Kathimerini", the Hydrographic service of Antalya reported research to the South and East of kastellorizo, from today until 2 August. In Ankara it was announced that a research ship Oruc Reis will be in the area, and for this reason the armed forces were put on alert across the country, the newspaper said.

Erdogan, visited the Hagia Sophia

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, visited the Hagia Sophia (Hagia Sophia) in Istanbul, where he got acquainted with the preparatory work for the first divine service after its conversion into a mosque, and shared on Twitter photos.

The Supreme administrative court of Turkey on 10 July annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after that, Erdogan said that he had signed a decree about the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque and the beginning of Muslim worship there. They will begin on July 24.

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