The Unesco World Heritage site is 1,500 years old
A court in Turkey has delayed a decision on whether the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul can be converted into a mosque or not.
According to the BBC, the Council of State, Turkey’s highest administrative body, said it would make a ruling within 15 days, after a hearing lasting just 17 minutes.
The Hagia Sophia is 1,500 years old and is listed as a Unesco World Heritage site. It was originally a cathedral before becoming a mosque and then a museum in the 1930s.
“It may become a mosque again if the court approves the move,” said the news website.
Last year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for the change during an election rally.