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The Commissioner from Greece sorry for turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque

Vice-President of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas, the representative of Greece in the leadership of the EC, expressed his regret for the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a mosque.

"As a Greek I feel bitterness, I feel the outrage on this issue. This is a difficult day, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who is experiencing similar emotions. I believe Turkey will at some point have to decide what should be its geopolitical position and with whom she wants to be together in the future. If Turkey wants to go with the European Union based on European values, if so, what is happening today in Hagia Sophia is a bad otravny point," he said at a press conference.

The Supreme administrative court of Turkey on 10 July annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he had signed a decree about the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque and the beginning of Muslim worship there.

On Friday, the Aya Sofia is the first after 1934 Friday prayer.