German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Thursday visited Istanbul Fener Greek Patriarch Bartholomew as part of his visit to Turkey as the formal guest of his Turkish counterpart.
De Maiziere and Bartholomew held a 40-minute meeting and discussed issues regarding religious freedoms in Turkey as well as the prospects of the re-opening of the Halki Seminary.
De Maiziere is set to proceed to the Turkish capital of Ankara where he will meet his Turkish counterpart Besir Atalay.
The German minister is also expected to meet with the Head of the Turkish Religious Affairs Department, Ali Bardakoglu.
AALast Mod: 23 Eylül 2010, 17:35