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Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate commend Egemen Bağiş for efforts to improve human rights and religious freedom in Turkey

The Order of Saint Andrew, and the Order of Pammakaristos, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Americas and Europe, bestowed a plaque on His Excellency, Egemen Bağiş, Minister for European Union Affairs and Chief Negotiator of the Republic of Turkey, commending him for his efforts on behalf of religious minorities in Turkey. The presentation was made on Tuesday, November 16th at the European Parliament during the first International Archon Religious Freedom Conference. The Conference, which brought together scholars from the broad array of religious, legal, academic, diplomatic, and journalistic fields, was the first if its kind that focused intensely on Turkey’s treatment of its minority religious populations.

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