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Erdogan opens former church to Muslim worshippers

ISTANBUL: Turkiye on Monday reopened a mosque converted from an ancient Orthodox church in Istanbul for Muslim worship, four years after the president ordered its transformation.
The Kariye Mosque was formerly a Byzantine church, then a mosque and then a museum.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in 2020, ordered the building to be reconverted into a Muslim place of worship.

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ISTANBUL: Turkiye on Monday reopened a mosque converted from an ancient Orthodox church in Istanbul for Muslim worship, four years after the president ordered its transformation.
The Kariye Mosque was formerly a Byzantine church, then a mosque and then a museum.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in 2020, ordered the building to be reconverted into a Muslim place of worship.

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At least 24 people, including children, killed in a fire in India’s Gujarat

The fire broke out at a family entertainment venue in Gujarat’s Rajkot district.

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Russian air raids kill two, wound dozens in Ukraine’s Kharkiv

Local authorities say two missiles hit a hardware hypermarket as part of renewed Russian assault on the city.

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Local authorities say two missiles hit a hardware hypermarket as part of renewed Russian assault on the city.

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Vessels supporting US-built Gaza aid pier wash away in heavy seas

CENTCOM said that four vessels had broken free from their moorings, but that pier was still functional.

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CENTCOM said that four vessels had broken free from their moorings, but that pier was still functional.

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