GREEK ORTHODOX COMMUNITY OF NSW LTD
The Turkish government’s decision to turn Hagia Sophia, a World Heritage Site, into a mosque is unacceptable and confrontational.
This action is not only a direct insult to the character of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is a link in the overall challenging and aggressive policy of the Turkish government.
The Greek Orthodox Community of New South Wales unequivocally condemns this act and appeals to the international community to stop Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s dangerous and contentious actions.
We call on the Australian Government to take the initiative in all International Forums to prevent the implementation of this decision which only incites hatred and enmity among the Peoples.
From the Board of Directors of the Greek Orthodox Community of New South Wales