Turkey's justice minister on June 15 announced that all legal proceedings and trials in the country would continue as of June 16 after having been halted due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
"We've taken all the precautions in the courthouses," Abdulhamit Gül said, speaking during an interview with Anadolu Agency.
Armenian Orthodox Patriarch Sahak Mashalian has endorsed the idea of restoring Hagia Sophia's status as a place of worship, a controversial debate in Turkey brought to the country's agenda after the ruling party voiced will to turn the museum into a mosque.
Monuments that have endured through time and hardship are free of the bonds of their age, of the vision and fate of their creators. They become part of our global heritage, "judging" those responsible for their preservation.
The way that people and governments behave toward great works reveals their principles, their qualities, the future of their society.