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Greek foreign minister scolds Turkey for mosque at Hagia Sophia

September 16, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Greek foreign minister Nikos Dendias criticized the Turkish government for failing to protect the country’s Byzantine cultural heritage. Dendias was particularly critical of the decision to convert the Hagia Sophia and the Chora monastery—both recognized by UNESCO as “world heritage sites”—into mosques.

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