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Turkey and Greece exchange harsh words over Hagia Sophia prayers

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Posted By: Moritz55, 7/25/2020 5:34:20 PM

Turkey and Greece exchanged harsh words on Saturday over the conversion of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia into a mosque, a day after Islamic prayers were held at the ancient site for the first time in nine decades. President Tayyip Erdogan, who attended Friday’s ceremony that sealed his ambition to restore Muslim worship at Hagia Sophia, did not name Greece but said critics of the move were simply against Muslims and Turkey.

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Ataturk must be spinning in his grave. I hope the Turks won’t just plaster over the amazing mosaics but instead will find a place where they can be seen and appreciated.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 7/25/2020 6:49:39 PM (No. 490579)
Talk about "occupied territory"! Constantinople - - founded by Christians - - was by far the world's largest and most important city - - and the center of Christianity - - for over 1,000 years. Nothing else was even close. So - - how in the world can a bunch of Turks from central Asia lay claim to it? Constantinople for the Christians - - Turkmenistan for the Turks.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bpl40 7/25/2020 6:50:11 PM (No. 490580)
One day when there are Muslim prayers in St. Peter's and the Notre Dame the West will wake up. Currently everyone seems fast asleep.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Fosterdad 7/25/2020 8:01:24 PM (No. 490608)
Where is Urban II when you need him?
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