It’s official: Turkey plans on converting the Hagia Sophia museum—for centuries, one of Christendom’s grandest basilicas—into a mosque.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
It is more than a century since Ottoman Turks carried out the genocide of approximately 1.5 million Armenians. They conducted the slaughter under the claim that the minority group cooperated with the Russian enemy. Now, Armenians are pushing Israel to recognize the same type of horror that happened to the Jewish people only decades later.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the delivery of Turkey’s disputed Russian S-400 missile defense systems could be earlier than initially planned, Hurriyet daily reported on Wednesday. Ankara’s purchase of the S-400s risks US sanctions and has further strained already tense relations with Washington. US officials are concerned over the incompatibility of the S-400s with NATO… Read more »