Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos, who arrived in Istanbul on a private visit, met on Wednesday with Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos at the Patriarchate. Among other things, the discussion included the Culture ministry's cooperation with the Ecumenical Patriarchate on cultural issues, as the minister said afterwards.
The minister also met with officials of Turkish industry, representatives of Turkish television networks (CNN Turk) and foreign correspondents, to strengthen Greek tourism's extroversion.