Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Head of Religious Affairs Ali Erbas and Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya made investigations yesterday at the Hagia Sophia Mosque.
Making a statement after the moans, Minister Ersoy said, “We have created an expert team regarding the arrangements inside, both from restaurateurs and architects. We made a situation assessment inside, with a team of historians, our President of Religious Affairs and his team. We also talked about arrangements that would be appropriate, and we had a representative from UNESCO. Now, we will compile and gather them and make a final evaluation with our President, and hopefully we will be ready for Friday prayer on July 24, ”he said. President of Religious Affairs Ali Erbaş said, “We plan to assign 2 imams and 4 muezzins. Before our imams and muezzin will become teachers, our imams will be able to meet these needs of our nation, both in terms of the Qur’an and in the form of rhetoric and scientific knowledge. The muezzins will be one of the beautiful muezzins. ”