Mimar Sinan, an undisputedly greatest architect of the Ottoman era, constructed supporting blocks and minarets around Hagia Sophia in the 16th century, reinforcing its dome and increasing its longevity.
After three months of Covid-19 lockdown, the Turkish government is finally allowing domestic and international flights and letting bathhouses, hotels and historic sites to reopen for tourists.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated the exhibit which featured works of the late photographer.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says tourists who will come to visit mosques in Istanbul will visit "Hagia Sophia not as a museum, but as a mosque."
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