July 27, 2020 / 10:38 AM / 10 days ago

Hagia Sophia must remain part of humanity's shared heritage, Spanish minister says

People visit Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, July 26, 2020. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s foreign minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said on Monday it was important that Turkey’s Hagia Sophia remains part of humanity’s shared global heritage, after it was reconverted into a mosque from a museum last week.

“For us it is important that the spirit of this great monument of Hagia Sophia is maintained,” she said at a joint news conference with her Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara.

(The story refiles to fix spelling in headline.)

Reporting by Nathan Allen; Editing by Inti Landauro

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