Istanbul, Hagia Sophia

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paokara on June 25, 2007

All Greek

klopas on July 15, 2007

its all greek. greek orthodox monument this church is not allowed to work as a church. who told them that we want to invade turkey if aghia sofia is again an orthodox working process.

klopas on July 15, 2007

its a world wonder aghia sofia and our turkish friends are very lucky to have and show aghia sofia. at the same time all the monuments in instanbul are so great. the turkish cilture also and the moslemic monuments are so amazing. we respect them all. greekfriends.

g. ganotopoulos on February 23, 2008

I agree.

sinan beypınar on April 5, 2008

no greek ıts mosque

karaaslanrecep on November 10, 2008


anokakin on February 7, 2009

Dear Klopas,

I want to thank you for your nice and civilized approach (the second one on July 15th) unlike some fanatic Greeks or my fanatic fellow citizens (Turks). This sort of attitude will make life a lot more easier and liveable for all of us and share our values. Yes, we are lucky to have all these treasures and I admire the wonderful people who created them. They all belong to all of us.. A reminder on your first comment, if you want it to function as a church again you will provoke the Islamist radicals in Turkey and they will start to scream that it should be turned to a mosque again. A reminder to Sinan Beypınar efendi, it is not a mosque, thanks to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, it is a museum and it will reamin that way....

Simon Károly on February 9, 2009

Hagia Sophia (Turkish: Ayasofya, from the Greek: Αγία Σοφία, "Holy Wisdom"; Latin: Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia) is a former patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, now a magnificent museum in Istanbul, Turkey. Famous in particular for its massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture. It was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years, until the completion of the Seville Cathedral in 1520.

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