Greece calls decision over Hagia Sophia a provocation to global cultural heritage

Turkish President Erdogan plans to address the people on the Hagia Sophia tonight

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias called the Turkish Supreme Court’s decision to annul the decision protecting the status of Hagia Sophia as a museum “a provocation to global cultural heritage and to UNESCO.”

Mr Dendias briefed his counterparts from the European People’s Party on Turkey’s provocative actions during a teleconference with the EU Foreign Affairs Council on Monday.

“During the teleconference of the Foreign Ministers from @EPP, I informed my colleagues about the provocation it poses to world cultural heritage, as well as to @UNESCO, the decision that invalidates Kemal Ataturk’s 1934 decree on its protection. Hagia Sophia through its transformation into a Museum “, he wrote on twitter.