Two men on scaffolding work at the Sultan Ahmed Mosque's minaret, also known as Blue Mosque, in Istanbul, Aug. 11, 2016. (AP/Thanassis Stavrakis/File)
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday suggested the mosque in Athens should open with minarets if the Greek premier wants to reopen a seminary in Istanbul.Tsipras said during the visit to the seminary located on Heybeli island off Istanbul on February 6 he hoped to reopen the school next time with Erdogan.Erdogan on Saturday complained that the Fethiye Mosque in Athens had no minarets despite Greek insistence that it would open.The mosque was built in 1458 during the Ottoman occupation of Greece but has not been used as a mosque since 1821 .
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