Erdogan joins thousands for first prayers at Hagia Sophia

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Published on July 24, 2020 - Duration: 02:08s

Erdogan joins thousands for first prayers at Hagia Sophia

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan joined huge crowds on Friday for the first prayers at Hagia Sophia in nine decades, sealing his ambition to restore Muslim worship at an ancient site long revered in both Christianity and Islam.

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