Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded to Greece’s dissatisfaction with Ankara’s plans to turn Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque.
Erdogan noted that “Greece is unhappy” with plans to “turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque.” He emphasized that Turkey is a “democratic state.” According to him, “if such a step is taken, then for that” in Turkey “there is a parliament.”
The Turkish president said that his country “does not need to ask anyone for permission,
“We are waiting for the decision of the State Council and will act depending on this,” he said, adding that “Greece needs to know its place.”
Recall that back in 2019, Erdogan said that the status of Hagia Sophia could be changed from a museum to a mosque. According to him, this will be a response to US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.