Skip to comments.Hagia Sophia Is in Danger, Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy Tells UNESCO
Posted on 11/12/2022 6:53:47 PM PST by marshmallow
“The profane conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque is not only an insult to historical truth, it constitutes a direct threat to the monument,” believes the General Secretary of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy.
“Hagia Sophia must be declared a monument in danger,” Dr. Maximos Charakopoulos, Member of the Hellenic Parliament, said after a meeting with a representative of the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Center in Paris, reports News Bulletin 24/7.
During the meeting, Charakopoulos informed the UNESCO rep about the damages the former cathedral has suffered since being reconverted into mosque. Unfortunately, there have been numerous reports of damage and vandalism to the famous Hagia Sophia in Istanbul since its reconversion into a mosque in 2020.
“I sent the representative of UNESCO a detailed situation with publications describing these disasters. The reaction of the international community to date has not been what was expected and this disheartens the perpetrator and diminishes the prestige of international organizations… I informed her, of course, about the international campaign that we have undertaken as an inter-parliamentary institution for the awakening of international public opinion,” the General Secretary said.
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You want it, you take it. That’s how the world works. You don’t get some committee of unarmed twats in switzerland to type out a letter and pretend that there is any muscle behind it.
You go to war with the army you have, not the army you want.
I spent a wonderful week in Turkey decades ago with a friend, not on a tour. We hired a guide t0 take us to various cities. Friend was Jewish, I’m Christian, and guide was Muslim. WE got along wonderfully well. Of course visited Hagia Sophia with our smart handsome modern Turkish guide. He explained the history of the place and told us why the Muslim men were praying in front of the wall. Informative, nonthreatening, not prejudiced in any way.
I’ve often wondered what happened to him and to other modern Turks after that monster Erdogan was elected and started the long slow march back to the past.
Sounds like a great experience!
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