Well of course trust is an issue :-), but given the other options on the Patriarchate's canonical territory (Syria, Lebanon, Iraq) it seems like the best of the lot...though I suppose they could check with Jordan or Israel too?
I know the Syriac Orthodox Church in Turkey has its issues, but why is it not an option for the relocation of the Antioch Patriarchate? Relatively speaking its much more stable than Lebanon after all, especially if Syria completely falls apart...Looks like they "want" to...
Turkey has rolled into action to bring the Syriac Orthodox and Catholic Patriarchates in Syria and Lebanon back into the country, according to a Syriac Catholic official who called for the resolution of more immediate and pressing problems first.
I think I read recently that the Catholics might actually return but I don't know how much trust there is now with Turkey from our Patriarchates side.
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