The Greek and Greek diaspora in the USA promised 350 thousand dollars (6.3 million TL) for the restoration of the Balıklı Greek Hospital, which was damaged in the fire last week.
US Archbishop Elpidoforos visited Turkey as part of the pilgrimage program organized to Fener in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Archdiocese. Elpidoforos, who met with the Fener Patriarch here, informed Barthalomeos about the donation event they organized for the Greek Cypriots. Elpihoros said, “We will help eliminate the financial damage of Balıklı Rum. Thus, that place will be able to continue its mission of caring for the sick and the elderly.” The US Archbishop is also expected to visit the Balıklı Greek Hospital . Balıklı Greek Hospital, which belongs to Greek foundations in Turkey, was founded in 1753 and is located in the Zeytinburnu district of Istanbul.