Turkish EU Minister Bağış downplays value of Mor Gabriel

Turkish EU Minister Bağış downplays value of Mor Gabriel

 

The European Union Affairs Minister and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bağış downplayed the value of the Mor Gabriel Monastery, which is an issue of debate between the government and the Greek Community, saying that it was worth even less than the EU Affairs building in central Istanbul.

“I would like to express that, as to the property value, the building in Ortaköy, in which we are right now, is worth more than the Mor Gabriel [Monastery],” said Bağış, speaing to journalists at a meeting in Istanbul.