Erdogan declared Putin's support for his decision on Hagia Sophia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting with representatives of the Justice and Development Party spoke about his conversation with Vladimir Putin about changing the status of Hagia Sophia. The RPS meeting was held on July 13, 2020. This was reported by the Turkish portal Sabah.

The Turkish leader explained to the Russian president the process of transforming the cathedral, which is currently a museum, into a mosque. According to Erdogan, Putin supported his Turkish counterpart.

The question of whether to open Hagia Sophia for religious services is the responsibility of the Turkish authorities.
Erdogan quoted the opinion of the leader of Russia.

The Turkish president also mentioned Putin’s positive reaction to his idea to visit this monument of history and culture together during the next visit of the head of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Turkey. The members of the Central Executive Committee of the AKP (whose leader is Erdogan himself) suggested that the head of state perform the first prayer in Hagia Sophia, to which he replied that the Directorate of Religious Affairs should solve such issues.

The main point of discussion among the party members was the Istanbul Convention - an international agreement of the Council of Europe aimed at preventing violent acts in the family, as well as violence against women.
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  1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 15 July 2020 17: 03
    If supported, then it looks very strange, it seems that the person is completely confused in his partners.
    1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 15 July 2020 20: 44
      "Partner" is just a term in diplomacy ... this does not mean that Putin and Erdogan will baptize their grandchildren.
      1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
        rotkiv04 (Victor) 16 July 2020 16: 17
        Well, they made fun.
        1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
          Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 16 July 2020 16: 19
          I didn’t set such a goal ... they write here - turning the museum into a mosque hit Bartholomew, who split Orthodoxy with his Tomos .. they say that he had a pulpit there.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 15 July 2020 17: 59
    If true - then Wah !!! What a fine fellow!

    This and that media, and here again, and the authorities supported!
    And in response, you can also expect preferences ....
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  4. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 16 July 2020 01: 11
    He would have tried not to "support" .... Everything with Turkey "hangs by a thread" .... more precisely, on the pipeline ... wink
  5. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 16 July 2020 08: 44
    The question of whether to open Hagia Sophia for religious services is the responsibility of the Turkish authorities.

    Isn't that so, and Erdogan needs permission from Putin?
    The rest is interpretation.
  6. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 16 July 2020 10: 40
    It will soon be easier to write at this rate - Putin looked at me and in his eyes I saw the forgiveness of my sins.
    Putin started in the KGB, plus many years of experience as a prese, he can and should sometimes say what is generally accepted, what is convenient for the interlocutor, and what does not bind him in actions.
    This is how the Russian authorities will react in detail (economically and politically) - immediately or gradually, and his attitude to Erdogan’s act will be.
  7. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 16 July 2020 13: 53
    And why is "Tomos" silent about Hagia Sophia?
  8. Bitter Offline Bitter
    Bitter 17 July 2020 22: 29
    Putin supported his Turkish counterpart.

    It is easy to be generous at the expense of others. Boris Nikolaich was also a great sower, scattered half the country.
    On the other hand, Russia has built enough temples, churches and churches, so it's time to resettle the Orthodox Church in the suburbs. I think Erdogan will also approve of this, support it and, as a sign of consent, may bomb something else, for example, in Syria.