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Halki Seminary: Turkey’s Trail of Broken Promises

Halki Seminary: Turkey's Trail of Broken Promises

More than 52 years ago, Turkey closed the Halki Seminary. The doors have remained closed ever since. According to a recent report in the Turkish daily Karar, Ankara is considering taking steps to reopen the seminary.

This is not the first time we have heard promises from Turkey that it will reopen Halki – including Turkish President Erdogan’s broken promise to former US President Barack Obama in 2012 – as the country continues to keep the seminary’s doors closed.

Georgia Logothetis, the director of the Hellenic American Leadership Council, joins Thanos Davelis to explore Turkey’s trail of broken promises over Halki and discuss her latest piece in The Aegean Monthly, “Halki Seminary Held Hostage.”


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