Erdogan recently changed Hagia Sophia back to a mosque. Context: for 500 years approx., The Hagia Sophia was a very important church in Christianity. When the ottomans conquered Constantinople, they changed it to a mosque. When secularism swept through Turkey in the early 20th century, it was turned into a museum. Recently, Erdogan changed it back to a mosque as a middle finger to the EU for not letting Turkey join, and also to appeal to Turkish nationalism. Eastern Orthodoxy has not been happy about the decision.
Does anyone have an opinion on this? It's been all over Al Jazeera for a few days but the world seems a bit absorbed with COVID. Erdogan's stunt doesn't seem to be triggering the audience intended, so I guess I'll do my part xD.
P;edit for a 1000 years approx. It was Christian, actually. Just checked the Wikipedia page.