Turkish media have described Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens as “provocative and bold” after his statement on Hagia Sophia, according to the Cypriot sigmalive.
“They play with any game they can get their hands on. This is also a game. I believe they will not dare,” the Primate of the Church of Greece said yesterday on Mesogeios TV, proceeding with the assessment that the Turks will not dare to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque.
Indicatively, some front pages that comment with intense tones on the statements of Archbishop Ieronymos below.
“Statement for Hagia Sophia by the Archbishop in Greece that will cause a crisis!”
“Statement by Greek Archbishop on Hagia Sophia: Turkey will not dare”
“Bold statement by the head of Orthodoxy in Greece: They will not dare”
“Heavy challenge from the Greek Archbishop to the Turks”
“Challenging conversations! The Turks will not dare”
“Statement-scandal by the Greek Archbishop”