The controversy continues!
Thirty-three historic artifacts in the garden of the Hagia Sophia in the Black Sea province of Trabzon have been moved to the Trabzon Museum after the structure was turned into a mosque again.
According to information provided by the Provincial Culture Directorate, the Hagia Sophia, which served as a museum for some time, has been transferred to the Trabzon Regional Directorate of Foundations through a court decision and turned into mosque again. Therefore, 33 historic artifacts and epitaphs from the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman eras in the garden of the structure were decided to be transferred to the Trabzon Museum.
Following a classification process, the pieces were carried to the museum and will be displayed there from now on.
Hagia Sophia, which had been a mosque for many years after the conquest of Trabzon and was also registered as a mosque in the land title, was turned into a museum in the past and transferred to the Culture and Tourism Ministry.