Political closure

«The until now refusal of Turkish State Authorities to allow the School to reopen either under the Regulation of 1951, with which the fourth period of the function was inaugurated, or under the recognition of its University equivalency, if this was the reason for its ban, proves amply, that the reasons due to which the Ministry of Education forced the School to close its doors, must be searched not in its educational classification and equivalency to private University Schools – this was a mere pretext – but in other deeper reasons, to which other more acute issues were added in time, distancing the subject of the suspension of the School’s function from its original reasons.»

The following article titled “The Fourth Period of the Function of the Holy Theological School of Halki – Reorganisation and Offering of the School” was originally published by the Emeritus Professor Vasilios Anagnostopoulos, of the Theological School of Halki in 1994 in the Chronicles of the Scientific Presence of Halki Graduates Association Volume C. This article chronicles the last period of function of the School (1951-1971) based on the permit granted by the Turkish government and the Regulation approved by the Turkish Ministry of Education in 1951.

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The article makes reference to the School Regulation which was approved by the Turkish Ministry of Education in 1951 and you can view it here.

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The function of the Theological School of Halki during 1951-1971 under the supervision of a Turkish Government approved Regulation

BY
VASILIOS Ν. ANAGNOSTOPOULOS
EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF THE THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL OF HALKI (1951-1971)

The functioning periods of the Theological School of Halki during its 127 year history
Background to the reorganisation of the Theological School of Halki in 1951
The permit granted by the Turkish Ministry of Education for the reorganisation of the Theological School of Halki
The two Deans after the reorganisation of the School
The rejection of the School Regulation by the Turkish government due to the bad relations between Turkey and Greece
The Turkish Government closes the School for political reasons
The importance of the Fourth Period of the School for the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Orthodoxy at large
How does the Ecumenical Patriarchate view and wish the status of a re-opened School
Annex