lunedì 26 giugno 2017
The US Department of State has called on Turkey to respect and preserve the special historical significance of the great Agia Sophia church in Constantinople. The call came in yesterday’s press briefing, with department spokesperson Heather Nauert responding to a question about the reading of the Koran that took place in Agia Sophia on Wednesday evening—an action which caused international consternation. During the press briefing, a representative of Mega TV Greece noted that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey wants to turn Agia Sophia back into a mosque, and that Muslim prayers were held Wednesday evening in the church, with government officials attending, asking the State Department’s position on the matter. (...)