Discussions and Recommendations on the Future of the Halki Seminary II. Edition
1 May 2009
Turkey has long discussed the “issue” of the Greek Patriarchate and the Halki Seminary. Elçin Acar and Mehmet Ali Gökaçtı emphasize that non-Muslims have the right to educate/train clergymen in accordance with the Treaty of Lausanne, which established the constituent agreement for Turkey, and also multilateral agreements/treaties signed thereafter which set out concepts such as minority rights, human rights, freedoms and democracies. In thıs report, they aim to provide recommendations based on some of the arguments in favor of a solution.