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Hurriyet Daily News - Is Ankara aware of the Patriarch Bartholomew, Pope Francis summit?

"The meeting of the pope and the ecumenical patriarch in Jerusalem 50 years after the historic encounter of our ever-memorable predecessors, Paul VI and Athenagoras, should not be underestimated by anyone," said  Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in an interview published last May in the National Catholic Reporter.

Obviously he is addressing a Catholic audience in that specific interview, but when I read that sentence I had a feeling as if he was addressing the Turkish audience too; as the historic meeting that will take place in Jerusalem next weekend is about to go unnoticed by the Turkish public.

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