Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Athens Times


UNESCO slams Turkey over the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque

Turkey also received criticism over the conversion of the Chora Monastery into a mosque

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee issued a statement about Turkey’s decision to turn the world monuments of Hagia Sophia and Chora Monastery into mosques.

The committee, meeting for the 44the session online from China, also expressed regret that Turkey’s government ignored repeated calls by UNESCO to observe the guidelines of the organization on world heritage monuments.

It also expressed its concern over the repercussions of these decisions on the monuments’ global nature and called on Turkey to reveal its intentions and join in dialog before any other radical change.

Greek diplomatic sources welcomed the UNESCO statement.

Click to comment

Notice: Undefined variable: user_ID in /usr/www/users/athense/wp-content/themes/zoxpress/comments.php on line 51

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

You May Also Like


Pope Francis stays only seven hours in the Hungarian capital Budapest


The provinces with the highest rates


It is our duty to offer our solidarity to a people who are suffering


They take off their masks - Normally concerts with thousands of people


This submarine gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea will double Russian gas supplies to Germany


He was President of Portugal from 1996 to 2006


He underwent surgery for a tumor and is recovering


Najib Mikati says he hopes to stop the collapse of the country as prime minister and restore prosperity