QA-28, 19 November 2013, Statement of the Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey in Response to a Question Regarding the Declarations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece Pertaining to Religious Freedoms

Turkey has nothing to learn from Greece about religious freedoms. Turkey has always paid utmost attention to the sanctity of places of worship. On the other hand, negligence of Ottoman places of worship and cultural monuments in Greece is widely known. Athens is the only European capital said to be hosting a Muslim community numbering hundreds of thousands without a mosque open for worship.