The Hurriyet Daily News recently reported on 'Gov’t work on reopening Halki Seminary.'
The Hurriyet Daily News is the oldest current English-language daily in Turkey. The published article can be read in its entirety below.
Gov’t work on reopening Halki Seminary
Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz told Parliament yesterday that a broad study was being held into reopening the Halki Seminary.
“We are carrying out a broad study about the Heybeliada Halki Seminary in a positive approach, by considering all the aspects of the issue along with the related institutions,” Yılmaz said.
Many rights have been given to the Greek Orthodox community in Turkey in recent years, he stressed. “These developments are appreciated by the Greek Orthodox community,” he said.