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Erdogan's Hagia Sophia move adds to complexity, uncertainty of Greek-Turkish relations
Turkey’s top court decided on Friday to annul a 1934 law that had made the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul a museum, sparking a flurry of diplomatic activity and likely complication relations between Athens and Ankara.
In a move that had been trailed for the last few weeks, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a decree handing over the Hagia Sophia, which he called “Ayasofya Mosque,” to the state religious authority.
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