ADVISORY TURKEY-MUSEUM/HAGIA SOPHIA -- POSSIBLE ONLY --

Turkish court expected to announce the Hagia Sophia verdict

Start: 10 Jul 2020 11:22 GMT

End: 10 Jul 2020 13:04 GMT

EDITORS NOTE: THIS LIVE WILL BE CONFIRMED ON THE DAY ONCE THE VERDICT IS KNOWN AND WHETHER THERE ARE CROWDS GATHERING OUTSIDE THE HAGIA SOPHIA

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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Live exteriors of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul as a Turkish court is expected to annul a 1934 edict that turned Hagia Sophia, venerated by Christians and Muslims for nearly 1,500 years, into a museum - opening the way to convert the monument into a mosque. Christian churches and foreign leaders have already warned that converting Hagia Sophia into a mosque would harm relations between the two faiths.

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Source: REUTERS

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Location: Turkey

Topic: Politics / International Affairs

Audio: NATURAL

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