Moudania, Turkey, November 27, 2010
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
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.
29 ноября 2010 г.