Transformation of Hagia Sophia Into Mosque In Istanbul

Transformation of Hagia Sophia into Mosque, as Chapel Ringers Ring in Grieving, Greece, and Turkey Fight.

Turkey and Greece traded unforgiving words on Saturday over the transformation of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia into a mosque, a day after Islamic supplications were held at the antiquated site without precedent for nine decades.

President Tayyip Erdogan, who went to Friday’s service that fixed his aspiration to reestablish Muslim love at Hagia Sophia, didn’t name Greece however said pundits of the move were just against Muslims and Turkey.

Greek analysis of the move has been particularly scorching, underlining tense ties among Greece and Turkey. Hagia Sophia was beforehand a historical center and most Greeks see it as key to their Conventional Christian religion: church chimes rung in grieving across Greece on Friday.

“We see that the objectives of those nations who have made such a great amount of clamor as of late are not Hagia Sophia or the eastern Mediterranean,” Erdogan said in a broadcast discourse. “(Their objectives) are simply the nearness of the Turkish country and Muslims in this district,” he said.

In an announcement prior on Saturday, the Turkish Remote Service representative said “Greece demonstrated by and by its ill will towards Islam and Turkey with the reason of responding to Hagia Sophia Mosque being opened to petitions”.

He firmly denounced antagonistic proclamations by the Greek government and parliament individuals and Turkish banner consuming in the Greek city of Thessaloniki.

The Greek Remote Service reacted with its own announcement, saying “the worldwide network of the 21st century is shocked to watch the strict and patriot aficionado ramblings of the present Turkey.”

On Friday, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis considered Turkey a “miscreant”, and the transformation of the site an “attack against the civilisation of the 21st century”. Greece and Turkey differ on a scope of issues from airspace to sea zones in the eastern Mediterranean and ethnically split Cyprus.

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