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European Commission Spokesperson: Hagia Sophia Is a Symbol of Tolerance, Dialogue

ATHENS — European Commission Chief Spokesperson Eric Mamer on Monday underlined that the Hagia Sophia Byzantine cathedral in Istanbul is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in reference to its potential re-conversion to a mosque from its current museum status, pending a decision by a Turkish court.

Therefore "we need to look at it from this perspective," he added and stressed that "Hagia Sophia is a symbol of tolerance, dialogue and we must not fuel any disagreement between religions."

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