The Greek foreign ministry slammed Turkey for scheduling Muslim prayer readings during the Ramadan holiday inside Hagia Sophia, currently a United Nations World Heritage site and a museum but once the largest Orthodox Christian Church in the world for almost 1,000 years.

“We condemn as regressive the Turkish authorities’ announcement of the scheduling of a Koran reading in Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, on the occasion of Ramadan. Obsessions, verging on bigotry, with Muslim rituals in a monument of world cultural heritage are incomprehensible and reveal a lack of respect for and connection with reality”, the foreign minister said.

“Moreover, such actions are not compatible with modern, democratic and secular societies”, the Greek minister added, referring to Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s continued abandonment of the country’s secular traditions as established by Kemal Ataturk, the nation’s founder.

The prayers began on Monday June 6 and are being broadcast on Turkish television.

 

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Zeeshan
Zeeshan
2016-06-08 12:42

It’s a place of worship. So need to cry #Greece

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-06-08 15:45
Reply to  Zeeshan

OK, let’s do an orthodox or catholic office in Masjid al-Haram for next X-mas! Guess how the muslims will react? St. Sophia is a christian worship place, there’s no place for performing such heresy here, period. And ErdoGollum is trying to destroy the turkish secularism and push up islamism, just consider how he backs fanatic terrorists in Syria… Maybe should we consider to dump Turkey from NATO, let the russians take care of Gollum, the greeks re-take Constantinople -which would be fair as the Ottoman empire stole it from them- and the kurds create their Rojava from bits of Turkey,… Read more »

che12224
che12224
2016-06-08 12:33

die in rage

sufyan jan
sufyan jan
2016-06-08 12:31

“: #Greece Furious Over #Ramadan Prayers in Hagia Sophia https://t.co/8mDteuAwsT #Turkey https://t.co/QXZbH9JD2o” @OmarZaidMD

Dr Zozo
Dr Zozo
2016-06-08 13:07

filthy mongols, but let them, it Will be returned to its right owners with or without force sooner than later 🙂

Anonym
Anonym
2016-06-08 15:30

Turks will be killed off, or repelled back into central Asia, where they came from.

Henrik Hedda Wallin
Henrik Hedda Wallin
2016-06-08 19:39

So some people think that their way of addressing the invisible non existent being is the right one and that others do it wrong.

Vikings just wrote s**t on the wall and got on with their lives:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runic_inscriptions_in_Hagia_Sophia

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-06-08 23:14

But all vikings converted themselves to christianism and except a real real few far right activists or some into epic-northern metal, nobody cares anymore about Odin, Thor, etc… These kafirs are lucky that christians are not like muslims and will forgive them or there’d be a fatwa calling to put these idiots to death because of their profanation… Meanwhile, it’s no surprise that the orthodoxes protest it : it’s still a profanation and it’s very awful : no christians are invading mosquees to celebrate X-mas or Easter. 80% of religious persecutions on Earth are performed by muslims against christians, that’s… Read more »