This action represents Islamic domination and supremacy as well as the increasingly Islamofascistic government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his desire to re-establish the Ottoman empire and take back the stolen lands they were forced to give up after being defeated in World War I.
Greek City Times Built in the sixth century as a cathedral, Hagia Sophia stands as the greatest example of Byzantine Christian architecture in the world. But it has been a source of Christian Muslim rivalry, having stood at the center of Christendom for nearly a millennium and then, after being conquered, of the Muslim Ottoman Empire, when it was last used as a mosque.
Greek culture minister, Lina Mendoni, condemned Turkey’s decision as a “direct challenge to the entire civilized world,” adding that Mr. Erdogan’s nationalism had pushed the country back six centuries.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday, noting that this “insults its ecumenical character”. In a statement, the premier said, “This decision – coming 85 years after it was declared a museum – is an insult to its ecumenical character. It also constitutes a choice that similarly insults all those who recognize the monument as part of world culture.”
The decision, Mitsotakis underlined, “affects not only Turkey’s relations with Greece, but those with the European Union, UNESCO, and the global community as a whole.”
“It is regrettable that the Turkish leadership, which in 2005 worked for the Alliance of Cultures, now chooses to move in the entirely opposite direction,” he said.
A little history of the Hagia Sophia and the replacement of Turkey’s secular government with an Islamofascist one led by Erdogan.
This move is especially offensive to the Greek Orthodox Church, as it was Greece that originally built the magnificent cathedral.
The decision has garnered negative reactions from around the world, even from the UN.
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