Alexis Tsipras visited Hagia Sophia and the Orthodox Seminary of Halki on Wednesday, on the second day of his trip in Turkey.

The head of the Greek government expressed his emotions for the opportunity to explore these “remarkable monuments of Hellenism and Orthodoxy in Constantinople”.

Mr. Tsipras then had a meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who spoke of the high symbolism of the Greek Prime Minister’s presence in Halki.

In the afternoon, the Prime minister met with former Turkish Prime Minister and current National Assembly President Binali Yildirim, and later with representatives of the Greek diaspora in Constantinople.