Greece is trying to stop Turkey (or, rather, Erdoğan) from turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque:
The Greek government is preparing a diplomatic push for the European Union to sanction Turkey as a first response to its decision of converting [sic] Hagia Sophia into a mosque…
Meanwhile, both the US and Russian governments have found a complete disinterest in the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque.
Moscow has expressed regret, and that’s all. It was different in 2015: When Ankara’s allies in Syria shot down a Russian plane and killed one of its pilots while he was parachuting, Russia imposed wide-scale economic sanctions on Turkey.
You’d think that the Hagia Sofia conversion is a symbolic act of enormous significance for Russia and deserves at least a symbolic counteract that would resonate with its allies and adversaries. Is this a sign of weakness and defeat, of hopelessness even?