Turkish President Erdogan Leads Prayers at Hagia Sophia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan led prayers at the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul on July 24 as it held the first Friday prayers since its reopening as a mosque.

Several hundred invitees attended the prayers. News reports said that thousands of people had gathered outside in the hopes of gaining entry to the sixth-century building, with police deployed to maintain security in the area. Credit: AK Parti via Storyful