July 10, 2020 / 7:28 PM / a month ago

Greek PM condemns Turkey's decision to convert Agia Sophia into mosque

ATHENS, July 10 (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday he condemned ‘in the most intense manner’ a decision by Turkey to convert Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque.

“This is a choice which offends all those who also recognise the monument as a world heritage site. And of course it does not only affect relations between Turkey and Greece, but its relations with the European Union,” Mitsotakis’s office said in a written statement.

Reporting By Angeliki Koutantou and Renee Maltezou, writing by Michele Kambas

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