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The state Council has allowed Turkey to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque

The Turkish state Council (Supreme administrative court) annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofia) in Istanbul in the Museum, informs television channel CNN Turk.

"The state Council of Turkey overturned the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum", - transmits television channel, noting that now the Hagia Sophia can be used as a mosque.

The state Duma has prepared an appeal to the Turkish colleagues in the Hagia Sophia

The state Duma on Tuesday could make a draft appeal to the Grand national Assembly of Turkey in connection with the consideration of the change of status of the Church-Museum of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, follows from an electronic database of the lower house of Parliament.

Turkey currently actively discussed the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a mosque. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that waiting for the decision of the state Council on the possibility of changing the status of a Cathedral and will go on depending on him.

The Church of Greece: the Turks will not dare to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque

The Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church Archbishop of Athens and all Greece Jerome believes that the Turks will not dare to turn the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque.

"Look, they play all the games that got their hands. And it's also a game. I believe that they wouldn't dare," said Jerome, answering the question of the Greek Mesogeios TV channel, will the Turkey on the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque.