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UNESCO Probe into Hagia Sophia Change of Status Ongoing

An inspection into the change of status of the Hagia Sophia into a mosque last summer has still not been finalized, according to UNESCO.

Greece and United States Discuss Cooperation in Culture, Arts, Film

Greece and the United States discussed ways to boost cooperation in culture, arts, film production, and technology.

Turkey Threats Impacting Greek Tourism Amid Covid-19

Turkey’s threats against Greece, on top of a growing Covid-19 infection rate, is aggravating the possibility of a tourism sector recovery.

Zorpidis Travel Removes Istanbul from Tours Due to Hagia Sophia Decision

Athens-based tour operator Zorpidis Travel has removed visits to Istanbul from its itineraries following Turkey’s decision to convert the Hagia Sophia into a mosque.

Greece Reacts After Turkey Calls for Change of Hagia Sophia Status

Greece has sent a letter to UNESCO representatives, informing over Turkish government plans to reconvert Hagia Sophia into a mosque.

Turkey Again Calls for Change of Hagia Sofia Status

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayipp Erdogan has yet again caused a stir in Greece, after requesting that the former Greek Orthodox church of Hagia Sophia be turned into a mosque.

Turkey’s High Court Rejects Plea to Turn Hagia Sophia into Mosque

Turkey’s High Court has ruled that the former Greek Orthodox church of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul cannot be used as a mosque and will remain a museum.

Greek Foreign Ministry Condemns Hagia Sophia Muslim Prayer Incident 

Greece is up in arms over a Muslim service attended by government officials at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, and broadcast on Turkish TV recently.

WTTC Condemns Istanbul Attack: ‘Tourism is a Force for Good’

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) condemns Tuesday’s suicide bomb attack in Istanbul's tourist district Sultanahmet that has caused the loss of many innocent lives.

UNWTO Strongly Condemns Blast in Central Istanbul Tourist District

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) strongly condemned the attack in the heart of Istanbul's historic tourist district Sultanahmet on Tuesday which killed at least 10 foreigners.