“Don’t let Erdogan transform the Hagia Sophia into a mosque!”

FIGAROVOX / TRIBUNE – The historian and theologian recalls the tumultuous fate of this basilica of the 4th century, which finds itself again in the heart of a civilizational conflict between East and West. By Jean-François Colosimo Hagia Sophia, in 2019. MURAD SEZER / REUTERS Jean-François Colosimo has published ten books, the last of which, […]

Meuse and Cavusoglu: Germany is now using the longer lever

JNow that President Erdogan is so dependent on foreign money, Germany has a longer lever. The worse Turkey’s economy looks, the better for German interests in the country. Without the billions from tourism and economic investment, the Turkish government and Erdogan personally will face even more difficulties than they already do – and will thus […]

Erdogan urges transformation: Hagia Sophia is to become a mosque again

Opening Hagia Sophia to all religions was a “big mistake” in Erdogan’s eyes. He wants to use the once Christian landmark again as a mosque. A court rules – critics expect a “political judgment” and see a “resurgence of nationalism and religious fanaticism”. The Turkish Supreme Administrative Court is examining whether Hagia Sophia in Istanbul […]

Former church building in court: does Erdogan make Hagia Sophia a mosque again?

Opening Hagia Sophia to all religions was a “big mistake” in Erdogan’s eyes. He wants to use the once Christian landmark again as a mosque. A court rules – critics expect a “political judgment” and see a “resurgence of nationalism and religious fanaticism”. The Turkish Supreme Administrative Court is examining whether Hagia Sophia in Istanbul […]

Meuse and Cavusoglu: Germany is now using the longer lever

MTurkey cannot accuse them of not trying. Only today did the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu travel to Germany with a delegation – including the representatives of the Ministry of Tourism. Various topics were on the agenda, including tourism. Turkey wants to be a safe travel destination for German vacationers – and for business representatives. […]

Meuse and Cavusoglu: Germany is now using the longer lever

MTurkey cannot accuse them of not trying. Only today did the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu travel to Germany with a delegation – including the representatives of the Ministry of Tourism. Various topics were on the agenda, including tourism. Turkey wants to be a safe travel destination for German vacationers – and for business representatives. […]

Will Hagia Sophia be the mosque: The Hagia Sophia trial ends

The decision hearing of the lawsuit filed with the request for the annulment of the Council of Ministers’ decision of 24 November 1934 on the conversion of Hagia Sophia from a mosque to a museum was held today. At the historical hearing held in the 10th Chamber of the Council of State, it was decided […]

Last minute … Sad news from little Yusuf who disappeared in Eskişehir | Video

In addition to the diver policemen and gendarmerie from Ankara, Provincial Disaster and Emergency Directorate (AFAD), AKUT Search and Rescue Association, Dorlion Search and Rescue (DAK) teams restarted their search for Yusuf Gurubi, which was interrupted last night, in the first light of the morning. Provincial Police Chief Engin Dinç also followed up the work […]