3rd Oldest Greek Orthodox Church for Sale in Turkey

Moudania, Turkey, November 27, 2010

A greek church is being sold in Moudania, Turkey for 200,000 euros. According to Turkish media, it is the third oldest orthodox church in the world. It is located in a small village in Moudania named Kumyaka. The president of the village wants to buy the church but it can’t afford the high cost. He would like to gain the amount so as to restore the religious site.  If his village ever receives funding the priest plans to build a monument for tourists.
Ten years ago Mete Yalcin, a Turkish businessman bought the church aiming to restore it. He did not received any subsidy for it and decided to sell it. The village’s president Ramiz Batmaz said in order to restore the church they needed financial help of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople but their request was rejected.

Greek Reporter

29 ноября 2010 г.

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