Hagia Sophia poll: Greeks disappointed with EU and Russia stance on matter

Greeks believe the EU will not impose the sanctions against Turkey proposed by Greece

Greeks have been deeply affected by the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque from the Turkish government, as the results of a nationwide poll conducted by the company Interview for Vergina Television revealed.

According to the findings, for 70% of Greeks, the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque is a blow to their religious sentiment with 80% believing that Christianity as a whole should be concerned.

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The vast majority of the respondents appear disappointed (87%) with the stance the EU has taken on the matter, while 77% disapprove of Russia’s stance on the issue.  77% believe that the EU will not reject the sanctions requested by Greece against Turkey.

In terms of the Greek government’s response, 53% of those asked believe it should have done more, as opposed to 40% of citizens who say that the government has done and is doing what it can on the matter.