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President Bonsi writes to Erdogan: Saint Sophia must remain a museum
“Mr. President, I learned, with great astonishment, the decision of the Council of State to annul the decree of 24 November 1934 of your predecessor Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and your consequent signature decreeing the passage from museum to mosque”.
Thus began the official letter that President Bonsi sent to the President of Turkey Erdogan who officially decreed the passage of the Church of Saint Sophia from museum to mosque.
“Please, Mr. President, Saint Sophia is a world heritage site and it is right that it has no religious connotations. Think again, President, -the President Bons closes- the religious neutrality of Saint Sophia is a necessary condition to preserve this heritage and highlight its uniqueness and the meaning of unity of peoples. Saint Sophia belongs to the whole world, belongs to all humanity, let’s not make it a place of division and contrast”.
“Erdogan’s decision is a provocation to the civilized world, -commented President Bonsi- a clear sign of wanting to continue on the path of Islamization of Turkey and an evident definitive departure from the European Union. With Erdogan, Turkey is returning to the time of the Ottoman Empire”.
A speech full of hope and determination.
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