Intelligence agencies suspect Turkey Patriarch Bartholomew of links with Gulen and the CIA

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Intelligence agencies suspect Turkey of Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew in connection with the opposition of the Islamic preacher Fethullah gülen and the CIA, orchestrated the attacks on the Patriarch and the Patriarchate expanded the most dangerous path, writes the Greek magazine «Epikaira» in the room, released on Friday.

The two countries warned the Patriarch about the threats to his life, says the publication.

The Turkish authorities accuse Gulen organization FETO of involvement in the coup attempt in July 2016. Gulen himself has condemned the coup and rejected the accusations.

The Turkish media began to «play dirty» in order to «drag» Bartholomew’s participation in the coup of 2016 started right coup attempt, says the magazine. Began publication with the newspaper «Aydynlyk», which claimed that the representatives of the us secret services allegedly knew about the impending military coup, warned Patriarch Bartholomew, and just three hours before the coup attempt, he hastily left Turkey in an unknown direction, then as it turned out – in Slovakia, the newspaper writes.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suspects that Patriarch Bartholomew has friendly relations with the preacher Fethullah Gulen, and agents of the National intelligence organization MIT are conducting constant surveillance as to Bartholomew and his entourage around the world, and especially in the US, the article says.

The magazine writes that this is the Patriarch of Constantinople warned representatives of the American secret services and «another country».

«If the Turkish regime and erdoğan deems «necessary» threat to the life of Patriarch Bartholomew, she will be a threat. Nothing will stop those who feel powerful,» the article says.

The newspaper reminds that before the Patriarch repeatedly threatened by radical Islamists, to the Patriarchy threw «Molotov cocktails», but, despite the demands to strengthen the protection of the residence in the Phanar, the Turkish government has reduced it.

The magazine also writes that the main and most important problem, on which depends the existence and survival of Orthodoxy in its cradle – the former Constantinople, now Istanbul, is neo-Ottomanism and the threat of radical Sunni Islam.

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