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Pan-Rhodian Society Apollon NY Chapter Releases Statement on Hagia Sophia

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A view of the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, one of Istanbul s main tourist attractions in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, Thursday, June 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

NEW YORK – The Pan-Rhodian Society of America - Apollon New York Chapter No. 3 officers and board members on July 10 issued the following statement on the status of Hagia Sophia:

“The Pan-Rhodian Society of New York - Apollon, strongly condemns Turkey's decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque, a decision that brutally insults the historical memory of a world cultural symbol, Christians around the globe, and the entire civilized world. Along with the Hellenic Government, we call on the International Community to assume its historic responsibilities.”

Chapter President Nikos Kartalis

Vice President Kalliopi Ziangos

Treasurer Thalia Tzorzis-Vlepakis

Secretary Eleni Sakellis

Board Members

Savvas Sotrilis

Petros Chatzimichalis

Katerina Frangopoulou

Ereni Chatzimichalis

Evangelia Platella