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Putin-Trump meeting at G20 Summit in Osaka could be discussed at talks with Pompeo- Moscow

Putin-Trump meeting at G20 Summit in Osaka could be discussed at talks with Pompeo- Moscow

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 May 2019, 10:28 am

Moscow, May 13 (Sputnik/UNI) The possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, at the G20 summit in the Japanese city of Osaka in late June could be discussed at upcoming talks between US State Secretary Mike Pompeo and the Russian leadership, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told Sputnik on Monday.

Pompeo will hold talks with Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Russian resort city of Sochi on Tuesday.

"I do not rule out that it could become a topic for discussion ... We have always said that when leaders participate in a meeting of relevant level, this presents such an opportunity [for their meeting]. But we have already seen before how the US side canceled the previously reached agreements and changed its plans. So I would not currently anticipate any discussions of this or that matter, but there is such a possibility, hypothetically," Ryabkov said, when asked if Putin-Trump meeting could be discussed at talks with Pompeo.  

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Erdogan's Turkey turns Hagia Sophia into a mosque again; UNESCO regrets #HagiaSophia, #Turkey, #Istanbul, #HagiaSophiaMosqueAgain Istanbul/IBNS: Hagia Sophia, Turkey's iconic monument, a UNESCO World Heritage and one of the central attractions of its capital Istanbul, is no longer a museum. It has been turned back as a mosque though some 1500 years ago it was built as an Orthodox Christian cathedral. Hagia Sophia was converted into a mosque during the Ottoman time in 1453 while under Ataturk it was turned into a museum in 1935. The decision comes amid a growing rise of the Islamists in Turkey who had been demanding that it be restored as a mosque though Opposition leaders with secular credentials had been against the move. A top court in Turkey ruled that turning it into a museum in 1935 by modern Turkey's secular architect Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was illegal, paving the way for present Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to declare it as a mosque again and to open it for Muslim prayers. Erdogan made the announcement an hour after the court ruled the conversion to museum in 1935 as illegal and scrapped its status. "May it be beneficial," posted Erdogan on Twitter, sharing an official document on the change with his signature. UNESCO regrets In an immediate reaction, UNESCO said it "deeply regrets" the decision. UNESCO said it was "regrettable that the Turkish decision was not the subject of dialog nor notification beforehand". "UNESCO calls on the Turkish authorities to open a dialog without delay in order to avoid a step back from the universal value of this exceptional heritage whose preservation will be reviewed by the World Heritage Committee in its next session," the United Nation's cultural body said in a statement. Istanbul icon of beauty and wonderment According to Turkey's official tourism website, Hagia Sophia is a remarkable achievement in the history of architecture. and a living proof of mankind's revolt against the laws of physics and it calls it a monument whose importance transcends borders. It is one of UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage sites attracting millions of visitors across the world with its majestic grandeur

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Erdogan's Turkey turns Hagia Sophia into a mosque again 11 Jul 2020, 01:37 pm