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Statement by Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople regarding Turkey’s entry into the European Union ( 05.05.2006 )

Recently, during the seminary in Istanbul of the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO in the Mediterranean region, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople stated that Turkey’s entry into the European Union will be beneficial for the whole region as it will alleviate the tensions between the East and the West. “Istanbul is the only city in the world that unites two continents,” His Holiness said, underlining, “we have proved that various cultures and religions can peacefully coexist.”