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UNESCO's review of Hagia Sophia is still ongoing

UNESCO’s review of Hagia Sophia is still ongoing

UNESCO has responded to numerous inaccurate statements from the Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism. It is recalled two weeks ago Mehmet Nuri Ersoy reportedly stated that “since Greece complained about us…

AHEPA protests at Turkish Embassy in Washington, US

AHEPA protests at Turkish Embassy in Washington, US

Last week, AHEPA Supreme President George G. Horiates led a contingent of Ahepans who participated at a protest held at the Embassy of Turkey in Washington, DC. The peaceful protest took an…

Turkey invites Pope Francis to Hagia Sophia

Turkey invites Pope Francis to Hagia Sophia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan invited the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State, Pope Francis to visit Hagia Sophia (Church of the Holy Wisdom), Anadolou Agency…

Russia says the conversion of Hagia Sophia is a Turkish matter 1

Russia says the conversion of Hagia Sophia is a Turkish matter

Relations between Moscow and Ankara will not deteriorate due to the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said when asked in an interview with Avtoradio radio station.…

Greek Secretary General Constantinos Alexandris- Hagia Sophia 3

Greek Secretary General Constantinos Alexandris- Hagia Sophia

Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, Religious and Consular Affairs Constantinos Alexandris Hagia Sophia: Τhe violation of a symbol Flipping through an album of travel photos the other day, I recalled lighting a…

Mosque in Central Greece pelted with stones 9

Mosque in Central Greece pelted with stones

A mosque in Central Greece was allegedly attacked by unknown people in the early hours of Monday morning. The attack against the Koursoum Mosque, also known as the Osman Shag Mosque, in Trikala is being…

Turkish court rules Hagia Sophia can be turned into a mosque 13

Turkish court rules Hagia Sophia can be turned into a mosque

President Erdogan issued a decree Friday ordering Hagia Sophia to be opened for Muslim prayers, an action likely to provoke international condemnation around a World Heritage Site cherished by Christians and Muslims…

Turkish Media report Hagia Sophia is being converted into a mosque

Turkish Media report Hagia Sophia is being converted into a mosque

According to Turkish journalist Mehmet Ardıç, who is Erdogan’s secret adviser, Turkey’s Supreme Court decided to overturn Kemal Ataturk’s decision (from 1934), which turned Hagia Sophia into a museum. “The Council of State…

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