By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Reopen the Eastern Orthodox Seminary in Istanbul

Since closing it in 1971, the Turkish authorities have refused to allow the prestigious Eastern Orthodox seminary in Istanbul (Constantinople) to reopen, even after being urged to do so by various U.S. Presidents, by Congress, and, apparently, also by the European Union. Here is a link giving the background to this international scandal in violation of fundamental freedom of religion.

Contact the Turkish embassy in Washington, D.C., to make your views known on this absurd situation. Here is the embassy web link.

Turkey Embassy , United States

2525 Massachusetts Ave

Washington

District of Columbia

20008

USA

Phone:

+1-202-6126700

Fax:

+1-202-6126744

Email:

contact@turkishembassy.org

Website URL:

www.turkishembassy.org