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"The Islamic features — such as the mihrab, the minbar, and the four minarets outside — were added over the course of its history under the Ottomans. It remained as a mosque until 1935, when it was converted into a museum by the Republic of Turkey."

I could not have imagined how discombobulating it would be to spend time in this half mosque/half cathedral both halves in desperate need of repair. My eyes were all a-shiver.
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