The Patriarch Bartholomew suited the Turkish president for the time being as once was the captain of the Turkish army. In fact, he betrayed the half- Greek countrymen, and then, in the sixties of the last century, was pity of links to the Turkish intelligence.
6 (!!!) years before Bartholomew became the part of the Turkish army, in September, 1955 there was a notorious Istanbul disorder directed against the Greek minority. The number of the killed Greeks is unknown still, and there were two priests among the victims. Many were wounded, dozens of Greek girls were raped. More than one thousand Greek houses, schools, churches,
hotels were burned. The damage was about 100 million pounds sterling. Istanbul disorder led to the Greek minority disappearance in Turkey. According to a census of 1924, about 200,000 Greeks lived in Turkey, but now they are from 3 to 4 thousand.
Starting the Turkish military service, Bartholomew perfectly knew all circumstances of disorder as he was 15 years old at that time.
There is one interesting tidbit. Having being the ethnic Greek, Bartholomew got the deacon’s dignity at the Halki Theological School in 1961 and became the officer of the Turkish army at once where served from 1961 to 1963.
In Greece the countrymen who served the Turkish army were considered as traitors of people interests. Many of them were not only ostracized, but destroyed physically.
In other words, the future Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew became the ordinary collaborator and the people’ traitor.
Subsequently, the Turkish intelligence agencies referred him to the American and English colleagues.
From 1963 to 1968, Bartholomew studied at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome, and then in Switzerland and the Munich University right after (!!!) dismissal from the Turkish army. He worked at the Pontifical Gregorian University as the lecturer and is the Doctor of Theology of the Pontifical Oriental Institute (thesis on a subject of the canon law).
In 1917 the Roman Oriental Institute was founded by the Pope Benedict XV. In 1922 the Father Pius XI charged the institute management to the Jesuits and at once the real special operation on agents training of influence in Orthodox church and their subsequent sending to the east of Europe takes place. The purpose was the Orthodoxy destruction.
Until recently, Ankara was satisfied with the dark side of the Ecumenical Patriarch biography as allowed it to control the Phanar shopkeeker.
Not the last role was played by those circumstances that Turkey still is a member of NATO, and, certainly, the intelligence agencies of all countries entering the block closely cooperate. Therefore, Bartholomew felt quite comfortably for the time being, who was “servant of two masters”, the Turkish intelligence and CIA.
The situation sharply changed in 2016 when Bartholomew and Constantinople Patriarchy were accused of an unfortunate military coup preparation against the legitimate president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
In other words, Bartholomew betrayed the first employer, the Turkish intelligence, and defected to CIA …
The conspiracy was prepared under the direction of Central Intelligence Agency of the USA. And the sworn enemy of the Turkish president, namely the preacher Fethullah Gülen who is repeatedly convicted of communications with this organization headed it. He was prosecuted in Turkey. However, despite the delivery requirements, the USA refuses flatly to do it …
All these circumstances promoted that Ankara, Washington and Phanar (residence of the Constantinople Patriarch) were on edge.
The USA efforts on construction failure of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, the construction prevention of the Turkish Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant and an aggressive campaign against S-400 Russian missile system purchase by Turkey added the tension still.
And the long patience of the Turkish president has run out. The other day Erdogan said “status of St. Sophia Cathedral” (Hagia Sophia) can be changed from the museum to the mosque. Before, Bartholomew repeatedly expressed a desire to hold the church services in this oldest Christian temple.
But the Turkish president told the Turks will never allow to turn Istanbul back into Constantinople. “The Turkish people will always inhabit these lands”, he said. He remembered the anti-Turkish attacks made by the New Zealand terrorist before the attack on mosques and also the attacks which were afforded by the son of the prime minister of Israel recently. Erdogan promised to protect the interests of Muslims and Turks around the world.
In such situation the existence of Phanar CIA under the guise of the Constantinople patriarchy, directly threatens both to political stability in Turkey, and personally to the president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Phanar opposed and will oppose in every possible way to further strengthening of the Turkish-Russian communications and will play against the Turkish president on side of the USA.
Having knowing hot temper of current Turkish “sultan”, it is possible to be sure that such impudence will be met with action.