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Greek PM Alexis Tsipras visits shut orthodox school in Turkey

Why the reopening of the religious school could help end a bitter dispute between Greece and Turkey.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has boosted a long-running campaign to reopen a Christian theological school in Muslim-majority Turkey.

Halki Seminary in Istanbul was the main school of theology for the Eastern Orthodox Church in the country until the Turkish government shut it down in 1971.

 

Al Jazeera’s Sinem Koseoglu reports from Istanbul.