First Turkish university to bestow honorary doctorate on His All-Holiness

On Tuesday morning, November 12, 2013, His All-Holiness received a group of representatives from Bogazici University, the successor of Istanbul's Robert College founded in 1863.

The group included Professors Gulay Barbarosoglu, Rector of the Bogazici University, Dilek Calgan, Acting Secretary General, Orhan Yenigun, Director of the University's Institute of Environmental Sciences, and Vangelis Kechriotis of the Department of History.

In discussing the 150th anniversary of Bogazici University's legacy and vision, they presented His All-Holiness with the University's unanimous decision to award him an honorary doctorate on the 19th of December, 2013. This is the first time that His All-Holiness has received such a high honor from a Turkish University.

Source: Ecumenical Patriarchate