The Turkish presidency denies the news that was published earlier in the Turkish media, and concerns an appeal lodged in August against the decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque, so that it becomes a museum again.
In particular, in a post on Twitter, the Turkish presidency emphasizes that these posts “do not reflect the truth in any way.
Bazı basın yayın organlarında yer alan “Ayasofya Camii’nin statüsü ile ilgili olarak Danıştay 10. Dairesince verilen iptal kararının Cumhurbaşkanlığı tarafından temyiz edildiği” yönündeki haberler kesinlikle gerçeği yansıtmamaktadır.https://t.co/68G2QMXxQ2
— T.C. İletişim Başkanlığı (@iletisim) September 9, 2020
The right of appeal, which has only the Turkish presidency, was not exercised in the decision of the Council of State. The decision is therefore final. Other persons or institutions have no right of appeal in this case”.
Earlier, the Turkish media, reproducing news from the website Jurnal Türkiye, the Turkish presidency, which is referred to as the “defendant” in the trial for Hagia Sophia in the State Council held in July, appealed the decision to convert Hagia Sophia to a mosque in August while asking to become a museum again.
In the relevant post on the website, it is mentioned that in a search on the National Judiciary Informatics System (UYAP), which is an open-access search system for documents of the Turkish presidency, at the section named “last stage of the file,” it seems that a relevant investigation has been launched by the competent bodies since 19 August.