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Parthenon dispute: uproar over Charles III’s necktie.

Parthenon dispute: uproar over Charles III’s necktie.

Amid a heated dispute between London and Athens over the famous Parthenon frieze, British King Charles III. He caused a stir with his choice of tie. The Jordanian king appeared at the United Nations climate conference in Dubai yesterday wearing a light blue tie with prints reminiscent of the Greek flag. This caused heated discussions on the Internet.

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Among other things, there was speculation, especially from the Greek side, that Charles wanted to use his tie to make a statement against British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who was also in Dubai. The Prime Minister had canceled a meeting scheduled in London this week with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at short notice. He had previously announced that he wanted to campaign for the return of the Parthenon frieze in conversation with Sunak.

Greece has been trying for decades to return 56 frieze pieces located in the British Museum in London. The components of the 75-meter Parthenon Frieze were removed from the exterior of the Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis in Athens at the beginning of the 19th century on behalf of the then British Ambassador Lord Elgin and brought to Great Britain by agreement with the then Ottoman Empire. empire.

Athena finds the marble slabs stolen. According to London, it was obtained legally.

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