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
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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.