Turkey urged to ease up on Greek Orthodox seminary

5/7/2012 Turkey’s top Muslim cleric has supported calls for the government to allow the reopening of a Greek Orthodox seminary. Mehmet Gormez said that Thursday after meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I during the first visit by a Turkish religious leader to the Istanbul-based Patriarchate since 1923. Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, said ...

Acting Armenian Patriarch Says Troublesome Days Should Be Left Aside

29/11/2011 The acting patriarch of Turkish Armenians said on Tuesday that troublesome days of the past should be left aside. Aram Atesyan said that he was sorry to hear the word "minority", and Turkish and Armenian peoples had lived together on these territories for centuries as members of two different religions and communities. "Even though some circles have ...