Sports in Greece again misused for anti-Turkish propaganda
More than 3 years have passed since Hagia Sophia was reopened for worship, but Greece's indigestion has not passed. It was revealed that the anti-Turkish mentality in Greece hung a photo of Hagia Sophia without minarets at the OPAP Arena Stadium in Athens.
Hagia Sophia-i Kebir Mosque was converted from a museum to a mosque and opened for worship on 24 July 2020.
PHOTO OF HAGIA SOPHIA HUNG WITHOUT A MINARET IN THE STADIUM TUNNEL
Greece and the Netherlands faced each other within the scope of EURO 2024 Qualifiers. Before the match, a photograph in the corridor where the football players were waiting to take the field attracted attention. While the Hagia Sophia-i Kebir Mosque took place in the visual, it was seen that there were no minarets.
The indigestion of "Hagia Sophia" experienced by the enemies of Turks was once again revealed with this visual.
THE STADIUM NAMED HAGIA SOPHIA
The stadium, which was opened last year, was named "Hagia Sophia Stadium" and there was a big scandal at its opening.
CONCERT BY SO-CALLED GENOCIDE SUPPORTER
It was revealed that the name playing the kemençe at the opening was Pontus nationalist Matthaios Tsahouridis.
Matthaios Tsahouridis, who recognises 19 May 1919 as the so-called Pontic genocide and claims that Turkey 'committed genocide against Pontic Greeks', has signed songs and folk songs about this so-called genocide.
Anti-Turkey slogans were chanted by tens of thousands of Greek fans filling the stadium.
AEK Club President Dimitris Melissanidis said at the stadium opening: "Tonight AEK is being rebuilt. Hagia Sophia is a centre of history, memory and culture. The children of Greece will pass through 45 different gates with names from the homeland of our ancestors. There is no lost homeland, there is a forgotten homeland. Our stadium is a homeland within the homeland", he had expressed his indigestion.
The club symbol in front of the stadium also attracts attention. AEK, the team of fanatical Greeks, uses the double-headed eagle on the dome of Hagia Sophia, symbolising Hagia Sophia and the dream of 'Constantinople'.