Converting Hagia Sophia can only be done once - Tugba Tanyeri-Erdemir

Dr. Tugba Tanyeri-Erdemir, research associate at the University of Pittsburgh, told Ahval editor David Lepeska that Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia is a beacon of secularism and unity as well as a symbol for Turkish nationalists and Islamists, and that whatever the court decides on Thursday, President Erdogan will likely find a way to use the decision to his advantage.