Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu stated that Hagia Sophia was removed from being a museum and reopened as a mosque and it was an important decision that will go down in history. “We witness an important turning point that will mark history with 86 years of longing. Turkey with the leadership of our President, and will move to the top league in the world, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan's identity that we're giving to miss the Hagia Sophia, with a stable posture. As with the first Friday prayer in 1453, on July 24, we will open our hands to heaven and our hearts to prayer. In order to immortalize this historical moment, he said, "We will present our stamps on the" Opening of the Hagia Sophia Mosque to Worship "and the" first day "envelope for circulation.
Ministers Karaismailoğlu, Istanbul converted into a mosque conquest of the then Sophia's the second time in 1453, worship emphasizing that takes its place among the glorious pages in the history of opening, "Praise be to Allah, opened to worship converted into a mosque from the Hagia Sophia museum, the display of the power of Turkey in the international arena It has been. In line with our commitment to our history, our belief in our nation, and our respect for the trust of our ancestors, we have never compromised our red lines, especially Hagia Sophia, until now. ” said.
Karaismailoğlu, the Council of State, the Hagia Sophia which transform the museum from the mosque after the 1934 Ministers to cancel the arrangement Board President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that will open to serve as the Hagia Sophia re mosque, said: "The Turkey with the leadership and the will of our President with a peak in the world league With the determined stance of Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, we are getting the identity he misses Hagia Sophia. Thus, Hagia Sophia will start to serve as a mosque for the second time in our history after 86 years. I present my gratitude to our President on behalf of our nation for this decision that conquered the hearts. ”
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that they are happy that Hagia Sophia became eligible for their re-charity, and expressed their great pride in seeing that the citizens welcomed the re-opening of Hagia Sophia to worship.
Karaismailoğlu underlined that 86 years of longing resulted in victory and witnessed an important turning point in history.
“The world will bear witness how we protect and protect this heritage that we inherited from our ancestors and carry it to the future,” he said.
Stamps Will Be the Memory of This Special Day
Minister Karaismailoğlu reminded that the Ottoman Sultan Fatih Sultan Mehmet performed his first Friday prayer in Hagia Sophia on June 29, 1453 after he conquered Istanbul on 1 May 1453 and said, “Just like that. As of the day, on July 24, 2020, we will open our hands to heaven and our hearts to prayer. In order to immortalize this historical moment, we will present our stamps on the 'Opening of the Hagia Sophia Mosque to Worship' and the envelope for the first day to the circulation. In this context, each of the 2 types of stamps prepared by PTT are printed 100 thousand each, and the envelope of the first day was printed 2.
There will be a message of freedom
Karaismailoğlu explained that Hagia Sophia was depicted on the first stamp with the Istanbul silhouette due to the opening of the mosque in the Ottoman lands with the conquest of Istanbul.