RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR OC 45/2
Extent76 ff.
TitleOecumenical Patriarchate: Anti-Greek Riots
DescriptionCorrespondence, file notes and reports concerning the riots in Istanbul in September 1955 with expressions of Anglican support for the victims. Also sometimes known as the Istanbul riots/September events or Istanbul pogrom.

Including: account of the riots (ff. 1-2); letter from J. C. Cambiotis, First Secretary, Ambassade Royale de Grece (f. 3); correspondence with C. W. Piper, British Embassy, Istanbul (ff. 4 and 39-41); correspondence with Francis House, Director, World Council of Churches (W.C.C.) (ff. 5-7, 38 and 44 ); open letter to the religious leaders of every country (f. 8); letter 'To the ambassador of Turkey in the United Kingdom (ff. 9-12); letter from M. C. King, Field Representative in Greece, W.C.C. (f. 13); translation from 'Kathimerini', 'The Archbishop of Canterbury expressed his grief and horror at the destruction of the churches to the Ecumenical Patriarch' (f. 14); translation from 'Ethnikos Kiryx', 'England has no profit out of it' (f. 15); translations from 'Vima' (ff. 16-17); correspondence with Raymond Maxwell, W.C.C (ff. 18-20); letter (f. 21); telegram from Patriarch Athenagoras (f. 22); text in French from C. W. Piper (f. 23); 'Report of a visit to Istanbul, September 12-15, 1955 (ff. 24-33); letter from Visser t' Hooft, W.C.C. (f. 34); letter from Christopher of Alexandria to Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury (ff. 35-7); letters in Greek (ff. 42-3 and 48); 'Kathererini', 'Turkish barbarities & the hypocrisy of the allies' (ff. 45-47); from 'Macedonia', 'An open letter to the Oecumenical Patriarch', from I. Yannidis, Editor (ff. 49-53); 'Report of the "Mission of Fellowship" from the World Council of Churches to the Ecumenical Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church and to other Churches and Christians in Istanbul' (ff. 54-67) and newspaper clippings in French, 'Tentatives de dissimuler les marchandises qui ont ete volees dans les magasins saccage de Constantionople' and 'Au cimetiere de chichli le repos des morts a ete profane' (ff. 68-76).

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