Chances of redress are nill though, the UN is beholden to the sharia-supremacists…
Fight Back: Greek Orthodox Church Petitions U.N. over Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia
The Greek Orthodox Church of the United States petitioned the United Nations on Tuesday to force Turkey into protecting Orthodox Christianity’s cultural heritage following the Turkish government’s unilateral decision to convert Istanbul’s landmark former cathedral Hagia Sophia into a mosque.
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America said it was pressing the U.N. over areas of cultural rights, minority rights, freedom of religion and beliefs to hold Turkey accountable “for its deliberate policies to erase the cultural heritage of Orthodox Christians.”
When the Ottoman Empire conquered Constantinople in 1453, the victors converted the building into a mosque, which it remained until the founding of the Republic of Turkey in the early 20th century. The Hagia Sophia functioned as a secular museum until late July when Islamist Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced without consultation it would henceforth be an Islamic center.
“Reverting Hagia Sophia to its original form as a mosque was a dream of my youth,” Erdogan said in triumph at the time, failing to note the building’s “original form” was actually as a cathedral.