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The Greek Church called to cancel the decision on the status of Hagia Sophia

The conversion of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque makes it out of the place of culture in "the place of separation and division", it is necessary to protect this monument of culture, declared the Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church on Monday.

The state Council, Turkey's highest administrative court - July 10, annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he had signed a decree about the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque and the beginning of Muslim worship there. They will begin on July 24.

The head of the Greek Orthodox Church, said Patriarch Bartholomew about his support

Archbishop of Athens and all Greece Jerome expressed to the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew the support of the Greek Orthodox Church, reported the Athens Archdiocese.

The state Council, Turkey's highest administrative court on Friday annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he had signed a decree about the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque and the beginning of Muslim worship there. They will begin on July 24.

The Greek Premier also discussed with the head of the Greek Church the situation with Agia Sophia

Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis discussed with the head of the Greek Orthodox Church Archbishop Ieronim response to the transformation of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque, the press service of the Prime Minister.

The state Council, Turkey's highest administrative court - July 10, annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he had signed a decree about the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque and the beginning of Muslim worship there. They will begin on July 24.

The Church of Greece has urged Turkey to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque

Greek Orthodox Church urges the government of Turkey to "exercise prudence" and not to turn the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque, noting that this can cause frustration and protests of Christians.

Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan said earlier that the Turkish Council of State will consider the possibility to change the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. According to the foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu said that his country was entitled to change the status of the Cathedral, turning it into a mosque, without taking into account the views of other States.