Yep. This is politics, not Faith.
Who will determine what belongs to the sphere of politics and what to the sphere of faith?
Turks always say that the Patriarchate at Phanar is a more political institution working for Greece than a religious one. They even deny His all holiness Bartholomew I the title "Ecumenical Patriarch", asserting that this title has political implications. Many Turks even think that His all holiness had no right to hold a meeting and excommunicate the former patriarch of Jerusalem, who had been accused on embezzlement.