Australia’s Greek organisations denounce conversion of Hagia Sophia into mosque

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Multiple Greek organisations across Australia have made public statements strongly condemning Turkey’s recent decision to reinstate World Heritage listed cultural icon, Hagia Sophia, back into a mosque.

Below is a list of associations that have released statements on the matter:

The Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne & Victoria:

Read full statement in English: HERE

President of the Community, Bill Papastergiadis, has also recently sent a letter to the respective Prime Ministers of Greece and Australia outlining their position on Turkey’s decision.

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia:

Read full statement in English and Greek: HERE

Greek Community of Canberra:

Read full statement in English: HERE

Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia:

Read full statement in English: HERE.

The Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia (GOCSA) strongly denounces Turkey’s decision to convert the World…

Posted by Greek Orthodox Community of SA inc. on Saturday, 11 July 2020

Cretan Federation of Australia & New Zealand:

THE CRETAN FEDERATION OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND CONDEMNS THE TURKISH GOVERNMENTS DECISION TO CONVERT AGIA SOPHIA INTO A…

Posted by Cretan Federation of Australia and New Zealand on Sunday, 12 July 2020

Greek Orthodox Community of NSW:

Read the full statement in Greek: HERE.

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