PBS Reports on Halki Seminary and Religious Freedom

PBS Reports on Halki Seminary and Religious Freedom

Once the world’s leading Eastern Orthodox seminary, Halki was closed by the Turkish government 43 years ago. The US and religious freedom activists want it reopened. But Turkish officials have long said that won’t happen until Greece improves conditions for Turkish minorities living there. Watch the PBS video above to...

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World Bulletin: Turkey’s Erdogan says Greek Orthodox school may reopen

World Bulletin: Turkey’s Erdogan says Greek Orthodox school may reopen

(World Bulletin / News Desk) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday the Halki seminary could be opened, but simultaneous steps should be taken by the Greek side to improve the religious affairs of the Muslim community in Western Thrace. Established in 1844 on the island of Heybeliada in...

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Obama administration to Turkey: Reopen Halki Seminary

Obama administration to Turkey: Reopen Halki Seminary

Editor’s note: Part of a blog post by Hannah Gais at the Foreign Policy Association In an annual report released by the Department of State this week, the Obama administration has yet again pressed Turkey to live up to its commitment as a democracy to ensure religious freedom, citing the need to reopen an Eastern...

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