Turkish President thanks Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Erdoğan thanked the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan thanked the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for his support during a call on Wednesday.

Erdoğan conveyed is appreciation for the donations and support both the Patriarch and Greek institutions in Istanbul had offered to the community in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a statement by the Ecumenical Patriarchate on Thursday, the Turkish President and the leader of the Greek Orthodox spoke of other issues as well and Erdoğan conveyed his wishes for Orthodox Easter to the Greek community in Turkey.

The statement also mentioned that Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece had spoken with the Ecumenical Patriarch to thank him for his wishes while he was ailing, while Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou had sent a thank-you note for Bartholomew’s wishes on her election.