The Turkish provocations was the focus of the phone conversation Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, had with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, in view of the Summit on Friday in Brussels.

The government has raised the issue of sanctions in case Turkey violates the sovereign rights of our country. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, officials of the Municipality of Constantinople took down the signs that read “museum”, while works are underway inside, to cover the icons and to place carpets for the kneeling of Muslims.

According to Turkish media, due to the pandemic, only 1,000 people will be allowed inside the Hagia Sophia for prayer on July 24, although its capacity is around 4,000.

State-run TRT television will broadcast Friday’s Hagia Sophia prayer live, as well as various ceremonies.