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The Lantern and the Ecumenical Patriarchate were visited by Nikos Dendias where he attended the Orthodox Sunday service and then had a one-hour meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

As SKAI correspondent Manolis Kostidis reports from Istanbul, during his stay in Fanari, the Greek Foreign Minister had an exchange of messages with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, who was in Doha.

Reactions from Turkos about… “Istanbul” by Dendias

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However, in Turkey there were reactions to Dendia’s message on Twitter, because the Greek Foreign Minister in his message about the visit to Fanari did not write Istanbul but Constantinople and because he used the term “ecumenical” next to the patriarchate. In fact, the issue took on dimensions and occupied the front pages of the newspapers.

Electoral scenarios

Meanwhile, in Turkey, they are once again dealing with pre-elections. Aksener left the table of six, being opposed to Kilinzaroglou’s candidacy, while opinion polls show that she has increased her strength to 17%-20%. In fact, the scripts state that she wants to be that candidate for prime minister.

At the same time, the winner of the case seems to be Erdogan, who hopes for a victory after the departure of Aksener from the table of… five now, who will announce their candidate within the day.

Erdogan, for his part, found the opportunity to… come out on top, stressing that “We are concerned with survival and the opposition with division”, adding that his government is making an effort to organize things after the deadly earthquakes , and the opposition only cares about the elections.