OCP News Service 0 4/8/19
Istanbul-Turkey: On 3/8/2019 Tayyip Erdogan the President of Turkey laid the cornerstone for the first Orthodox Church (Mor Efrem Syriac Orthodox Church in Istanbul) which will be built in modern Turkey. The new Church will be built in the Istanbul suburb of Yesilkoy.
The President stated that the new Syriac Orthodox Church will be a “new wealth” for the city’.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, Yusuf Çetin- Patriarchal Vicar of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Istanbul and Ankara, several religious and political leaders attended the historic event.
The Syriac Orthodox Church is one of the ancient communities in the world, established by St. Peter the Apostle of Jesus Christ.
OCP News Service