Estonian PM Kallas writes ‘Constantinople’ instead of ‘Istanbul’

2023-09-13 10:37:30 | Son Güncelleme : 2023-09-13 10:46:01

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas made a post for Bartholomew I, Patriarch and Archbishop of the Istanbul Orthodox Patriarchate, who visited his country. Kallas' writing 'Constantinople' instead of 'Istanbul' here drew a reaction.

Estonian PM Kallas writes ‘Constantinople’  instead of ‘Istanbul’
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Patriarch and Archbishop of Türkiye's Istanbul Orthodox Patriarchate Bartholomew Imet with Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas during his visit to Estonia. While Kallas shared those moments on his social media account, the writing of "Constantinople" instead of "Istanbul" in the text gathered reaction.


Kallas welcomed Bartholomew I at the door of the Government House in Tallinn and shared those moments on social media with a video.

"The Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is currently visiting Estonia," Kallas said in her social media post.


While Kallas' scandalous statements are considered as support for the dream of Hellenism, which is expressed only by extremists even in Greece, it is awaited with curiosity whether Kallas will make a statement on the issue.

The reopening of Hagia Sophia as a mosque on July 24, 2020, caused a great reaction by some circles in Greece.

Various provocation attempts were organized in the country, especially by extremist Greek politicians, by presenting the name of Istanbul as "Constantinople".