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Explainer: What’s the situation with Hagia Sophia?

Turkey’s decision to convert Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia landmark back into a mosque has been met with criticism across the world. Pope Francis is one of many international leaders who has joined the chorus of condemnation. But why has the decision been made and what does it mean for the site?

 Dr Binoy Kampmark, a Senior Lecturer and researcher in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University, joined The Daily to discuss this topic. 

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