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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28 kasim 1948 tarihinde Lefkosada onbes bin turkun yapmis oldugu ayasofya mitinginde bir kere daha kibris rumlarinin yunanistana ilhak ve muhtariyet taleplerinin siddetle reddedilmesi oy birligi ile kararlastirilmistir kibris turkleri ilhak ve muktariyetin tamamiyle turklugun mahvina sebep olacagina ve adanin asayisini bozacagina inaniyorlar = secretary dr kucuk + kl 28 kasim 1948 + +
Almost immediately after Mehmed the Conqueror swept Constantinople in 1453, the Hagia Sophia was converted into a mosque, called the Ayasofya Camii.