Melbourne Greek community condemns Turkey’s decision to turn Hagia Sophia into mosque

·

The Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne & Victoria has strongly condemned the Turkish Republic’s decision to reinstate the World Heritage listed cultural icon, Hagia Sofia (Αγία Σοφία), back into a mosque.

Hagia Sofia is a significant cultural monument acknowledged by UNESCO to be of World Significance. It’s complex history is testament to the symbolic role it plays in the life of many people around the world, including Australians of Greek background.

Hagia Sophia belongs to the whole of humanity and should not be used as a tool of political and nationalistic exploitation.

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Angelo Tsarouchas Skits and Wits tour

Advertisement

Latest News

Sydney’s Greek, Armenian and Assyrian communities March for Justice

The Armenian, Assyrian and Hellenic communities joined voices to demand Federal parliamentary recognition of their ancestors' genocides.

The Block winners Steph and Gian sell Bexley home for almost $2 million

Last year’s winners of The Block, Steph and Gian Ottavio, have sold their renovated home in Sydney's Bexley for $1,825,000.

Fantasy football start-up backed by Nick Kyrgios valued at zero dollars

A start-up backed by sports stars Nick Kyrgios, Steve Smith and Naomi Osaka is now being written down to $0 by its largest investor.

More than 114,200 Greek diaspora voters register for European elections

Greece's Interior Ministry has revealed that more than 114,200 voters have registered for mail-in balloting in the EU Parliament elections.

Greek and Turkish delegations meet in Athens to ease longstanding tensions 

Greece and Turkey met in Athens on Monday as part of long-standing efforts to improve often tense relations between the two countries.

You May Also Like

Vasilis Dimitriou, guardian of cinema art, dies aged 84

Vasilis Dimitriou, an artist who sought to prevent Hollywood's painted billboard art from disappearing, died aged 84 from Parkinson's disease on September 6.

SA Greek Australian MPs Pnevmatikos and Bonaros allegedly excluded from Independence Day celebrations

Two South Australian MPs of Greek background, Pnevmatikos and Bonaros were allegedly excluded from Independence Day celebrations.

Greece offers support as Finland, Sweden inch closer to seeking NATO membership

Greece will support Finland and Sweden as they inch closer to seeking NATO membership amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.