Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia hopes that Turkey will fulfill its obligations regarding the status of the Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Istanbul as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lavrov added, in a statement to the Greek agency "our mother", that "Hagia Sophia" has a very special value from a spiritual point of view for Russians.
He said: "We proceed from the fact that the Turkish side, as it has assured us many times, will be guided by the principles of mutual respect, and will deal with the feelings of the Orthodox faithful with the required attention, and will fulfill its obligations to comply with all the rules and conditions relating to the status of this site and ensure its complete safety, and access to Russian tourists and pilgrims. ".
Lavrov indicated that the Russian side regularly communicates its position on this issue to the Turkish partners, including at the highest levels.
According to him, the activity of the observation mission of experts from the UNESCO World Heritage Center is extremely important to assess the condition of the temple.
On July 10, the Turkish State Council, the highest administrative court in the country, announced the transformation of the Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Istanbul from a museum to a mosque. Which makes it imperative for tourists from now on to abide by the rules of ethics for mosques.
Otolaryngologist, how can the sense of smell be restored after recovery from "Covid-19" disease.
For this, the specialist advises that air must reach the nerve endings scattered inside the nose.
He says, "You must use medicinal preparations (drops) that narrow the blood vessels in the nose, spray the nasal cavity with a solution of sea salt and provide air humidity in the room."
The specialist pointed out the need to take vitamins and multivitamins in order to restore nerve cells. It is also necessary to follow a correct diet, drink plenty of water, and refrain from smoking and alcohol.
It is noteworthy that Dr. Vladimir Zaitsev, an otolaryngologist, indicated earlier, that "Covid-19" is not the only factor that causes loss of smell, but when this disease occurs, the temporary loss of this sense is slow and gradually compared to acute respiratory infections. .
Oil prices fell, during Monday's trading, by about 3%, amid concerns about global demand for crude due to the acceleration of Corona infections in the United States and Europe.
By 10:45 Moscow time, US West Texas Intermediate crude futures were down 3.09% to $ 38.62 a barrel.
Brent crude futures fell 2.85% to $ 40.58 a barrel, according to Bloomberg data.
This comes at a time when markets are waiting for an increase in oil production in Libya, a member of the "OPEC" organization.
"AS" newspaper reported that Real Madrid striker, French Karim Benzema, has become the most successful player in the El Clasico matches between Real and Barcelona, which are being held at the latter's "Camp Nou" stadium.
The Spanish newspaper reported that the goal that Benzema made for his colleague Federico Valverde in the Barça and Real Madrid match that was held last Saturday and ended with a 3-1 victory for the royal team, is the sixth goal made by the French star over the course of his participation in the El Clasico matches at Camp Nou, To outperform the three Barcelona legends, the Argentine Lionel Messi, the Spaniards Xavi and Andreas Iniesta, as each of them made five goals.
She indicated that Benzema had equaled the record for the most goal-making player in El Clasico matches at Camp Nou during the last 25 years, and was registered in the name of the former Barcelona star and legendary coach of the Catalan club, Pep Guardiola.
AS stressed that these statistics make it clear that Benzema is not that outright traditional striker, as he steps back a lot and goes deep into the field to make goals for his teammates.
Thailand's largest opposition political party on Monday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan, in conjunction with the start of a parliamentary debate on the popular protests that have been going on for months.
The protesters, led by university students, are calling for constitutional reforms and reducing the powers of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, in addition to calling for the departure of the current government led by Prayut.
The government has so far failed to calm the demonstrators and persuade them to return home, as well as its failure to impose a state of emergency in the middle of this month to prevent protests, while the tension between the two parties and the popular anger expressed by the marches of tens of thousands of citizens in the capital, Bangkok, have become a common sight.
The opposition does not place any hopes on the parliamentary session that discusses the issue of protests, because Prayut’s supporters control the majority. The conciliatory tone of the prime minister did not convince them in his opening speech of the session when he said, "I am confident today, regardless of the divergence of our political views, that everyone still loves this country." On top of that, the opposition is convinced that the prime minister has the support of the military establishment, and they accuse him of helping it tighten its grip on power in the 2019 elections, while Prayut denies this and confirms the integrity of those elections.
Vadim Maiko, head of the Crimean Archaeological Institute, announced that archaeologists have found an ancient tomb that had not been looted and an archaeological defense tower in the western part of Crimea.
"The scientific mission is practically operating in the boundaries of the city of Bukjasaray, and continues to study the ancient tomb of Souflu Kaya located in the north-eastern part of Bugasaray, dating back to the third and fifth centuries AD. According to preliminary information, they found an ancient tomb that was not stolen," Maiko said. The looting has many times inside it.
And he added, archaeologists also found an ancient defensive tower on the west coast of the peninsula, and said, "Archaeologists have found interesting defensive tower and fortifications near the town of Kolchuk."
It is reported that the ancient city of Kolchuk is located on the western coast of the Crimea, and was founded in the fourth century BC.
Gold prices fell today from the psychologically important $ 1900 level, to record the metal the lowest price in more than a week, under pressure from the strength of the dollar and the lack of progress in talks on a new US stimulus package.
Gold fell in the spot market by 0.2 percent to 1897.35 dollars an ounce, by 07:11 GMT, and before that, gold recorded 1890.19 dollars an ounce, its lowest level since October 15.
While the precious metal futures contract fell 0.4 percent to $ 1898.20 an ounce.
"It seems that there is no momentum to find additional buyers (for gold), largely due to the fact that trading is taking place in light of the impending US elections and stimulus speculation," said Kyle Roda, an analyst at consultancy IG Markets.
The dollar index, which measures the exchange rate of the US currency against a basket of currencies, rose 0.2 percent.
On Sunday, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the administration of US President Donald Trump is reviewing the latest plan to provide more aid to those affected by Covid-19 and that it expects a response today.
But with the presidential election approaching, analysts say that the victory of Democratic candidate Joe Biden will contribute to the rise of gold thanks to expectations for a huge stimulus package, especially in light of the increase in cases of Covid-19 disease in the United States.
Gold, widely seen as a hedge against inflation and currency devaluation, has risen 25 percent this year as central banks and governments announce unprecedented stimulus programs to ease the economic fallout of the pandemic.