New Democracy strongly criticizes Turkey’s plans for Koran readings in Hagia Sophia
The decision of Turkey to allow Koran readings in Hagia Sophia was strongly criticized by main opposition New Democracy, which noted in a statement that Hagia Sophia was an age-old symbol of the Orthodox Christian church adding that this self-evident fact had been respected by all governments of the modern Turkish state, which had treated the monument as a museum.
“The decision by Turkish authorities to programme recitations of the Koran in Hagia Sophia for the next month essentially converts it into a mosque for the first time after 80 years” the statement mentions adding that that this is an action that is provocative, incomprehensible and a sign of lack of respect toward Orthodox Christians throughout the world, which is not compatible with Turkey’s European course,”.
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