Hagia Sophia

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Noun1.Hagia Sophia - a 6th century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul; built as a Christian church, converted to a mosque in 1453, and made into a museum in the middle of the 20th century
Constantinople, Istanbul, Stamboul, Stambul - the largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church
Translations
Света София
Hagia Sophia
Aja Sofija
Hagia Szophia
Ægisif
Hagia Sofia
Hagia Sofia
สุเหร่าโซเฟีย
Aya Sofya
Софійський собор
ایاصوفیہ
Hagia Sophia
圣索菲亚大教堂
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A sign of using the Hagia Sophia as an election ploy came last November, when Deputy Prime Minister BE-lent Arync, in the wake of converting the Hagia Sophia museums in yznik and Trabzon to mosques, declared in ystanbul, "We stand next to the Hagia Sophia mosque .
Argo recently shot in Istanbul, where the filmmakers used the Turkish capital's Golden Horn bay, its Sultanahmet Old-City area, the Grand Bazaar, and the magnificently exotic Hagia Sophia mosque.
Members of the Turkish Cultural Community of Austria had claimed that toy, a Jabba's Palace model from Lego's Star Wars range, is offensive because it resembles the Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul, the Daily Mail reports.