Orthodox leaders to meet in Istanbul

‘Russia’s presence in such a meeting is a clear sign of the value given to the Fener Greek Patriarchate,’ Metropolitan of Bursa Lambriniadis says. DAILY NEWS photo, Emrah GÜREL

Vercihan Ziflioğlu vercihan.ziflioglu@hurriyet.com.tr ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News 2/3/13 Leading Orthodox parliament members from various countries will meet in Istanbul on March 3 and 4 for a conference entitled “The Social Dimension of Monotheistic Religion.” Organized by The Inter-parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO), established upon the initiative of the Hellenic Parliament, the conference will be held at the Hotel Renaissance ...

Fener Greek Patriarch ‘encourages’ Turkish government for minority rights

27/3/2012 Vercihan Ziflioğlu vercihan.ziflioglu@hurriyet.com.tr Even though the Patriarch praised the government in an international platform, this does not mean all of the problems of the Greek community had been totally solved, opinion leaders from the Greek community in Turkey have said. Turkey’s stance toward minorities is praiseworthy, Fener Greek Patriarch Bartholomew said while meeting the former Greek Prime Minister ...

Orthodox leaders convene in Istanbul

Vercihan Ziflioğlu ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News 1/9/2011 The religious leaders of the Orthodox Christian world met Thursday at the Fener Greek Patriarchate to participate in a ceremony marking the beginning of a new season on Sept. 1, in accordance with Orthodox traditions. The commemoration of World Peace Day on the same date added further significance to the ...

Government gives go-ahead for second service at Sümela Monastery

5/8/2011 The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism has approved a request by the İstanbul-based Fener Greek Patriarchate for a second service at the Sümela Monastery in the Black Sea coastal province of Trabzon in August, the Doğan news agency reported on Friday. The ministry reportedly told the patriarchate that a religious service can be held ...

CHP visited Fener Greek, Turkish Armenian Patriarchies

VERCİHAN ZİFLİOĞLU ISTANBUL - HURRIYET DAILY NEWS 10/5/2011 The Republican People’s Party, or CHP, Deputy President, Osman Korutürk pay a visit to Fener Greek and Armenian patriarchies of Turkey. His visit to Armenian Patriarchy of Turkey took longer than anticipated. On the matter of the Armenian deputy who had declared candidacy from CHP yet been excluded out of ...

Court counters prevailing 1920s deep state mentality in Orphanage Ruling

17/6/2010 YONCA POYRAZ DOĞAN İSTANBUL The İstanbul-based Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate has won yet another case at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) after the court ordered the Turkish government to return a historic Orthodox orphanage to the patriarchate and pay 26,000 euros for both non-pecuniary damages, costs and expenses. The patriarchate's lawyer, Kezban Hatemi, ...