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Church Converted To Mosque In Turkey, Erasing The Christian Past

TURKEY - CIRCA 1965:  Trabzon (former Trebizonde, Turkey). The Saint - Sophie byzantine church Byzantine  (XIIIeme century).
TURKEY - CIRCA 1965: Trabzon (former Trebizonde, Turkey). The Saint - Sophie byzantine church Byzantine (XIIIeme century). August 1970. RV-874390. (Photo by Roger Viollet/Getty Images)

ON JULY 5th the mufti of Trabzon gathered with other citizens for the first Friday prayers of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, not at a mosque but at an ancient Byzantine church.

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