Hagia Sophia reconversion, Trump's Portland paramilitaries, EU recovery fund makes history, S. Africa's lockdown blues

published 1 week ago by France 24

Why did Turkey choose this moment to reconvert Istanbul's Hagia Sophia from a museum back into a mosque? François Picard's panel looks at trouble at home and abroad as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rivalry with Egypt heats up over Libya. Also, after Portland, US President Donald Trump vows to deploy paramilitaries to Chicago and other US cities, plus South Africa's Covid blues with schools forced to shut again... and just how historic is the EU recovery plan? Produced by Alessandro XENOS and Anna PEREIRA

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