His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met with His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
The meeting was held in the presence of Mr. Mevlut Tsavousoglou, Turkish Foreign Minister, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara and lasted more than half an hour.
His All-Holiness thanked President Erdogan for everything he has done so far to solve the issues of the Hellenic Community and the Ecumenical Patriarchate and raised the issues that are still pending.
The President of Turkey showed particular interest in the issues of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Community. During the meeting, the President invited Mr. Adnan Ertem, General Director of the Vakoufion, to assist in relevant issues.
Accompanying His All-Holiness were His Eminence Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa, Archimandrite Joachim Billis, Chief Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod, Archon Laki Vingas and Mr. Georgios Papaliaris, Vice-President of the Supporting Association of Roman Community Institutions.