Conference on the theme « Intangible Christian cultural heritage in Turkey » took place in the European parliament

The conference was held on the initiative of Federation of Pontus communities of Europe (OSEPE) with the support of «Charitable Foundation of Ivan Savvidi».

The main objective of the conference was to increase awareness of European society of religious and cultural heritage of Greeks in Turkey and the need for its protection according to international agreements and the United Nations Charter.

Presentations were given by scholars and historians, specialists of international law and religious issues. They told about cultural consequences of Greek genocide and future challenges, the status of Hellenic cultural heritage and Christian temples in modern Turkey.