The Turkish Council of State (Supreme Administrative Court) revoked Hagia Sophia's Museum status. CNN Turk reported the news.
"Turkish Council of State overturned a 1934 decision granting Hagia Sophiathe Museum's status," the channel said in a statement.
Media outlets write that this will pave the way for turning the Hagia Sophia into a mosque.
The Hagia Sophia got built during the Byzantine Empire in the VI century. It was converted into a mosque by the Ottoman Empire in the XV century. The facility now has the status of a museum, and it is included in the UNESCO list.
The Turkish government has repeatedly taken the initiative to turn the Hagia Sophia into a mosque.