Ecumenical Patriarchate wins landmark court ruling in Turkey
November 09, 2010
Prompted by the European Court of Human Rights, a Turkish tribunal has given the Ecumenical Patriarchate legal title to a disputed orphanage.
The ruling is a major victory for the Orthodox patriarchate because for the first time, the Turkish government is recognizing the Ecumenical Patriarchate as a legal institution with international standing. The orphanage-- like many other Christian institutions in Turkey-- had been taken over by the government on the basis of an earlier ruling that the rejected the legal claims of the Patriarchate.
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