Halki Theological Seminary
The Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mr. Abdullah Gyul states that his government’s position is firm regarding the opening of the Orthodox Seminary on the
The Turkish FM underlined that the authorities are willing to give their approval for opening of the seminary if it becomes a part of the
The theological school on the island of Halki, the only seminary of the Constantinopolitan Church, was closed by the Turkish government in the 1970s and has not been reopened ever since. Up to its closing, it had become renowned as one of the best theological educational institutions.