Autocephalous Turkish Orthodox Patriarchate

The Autocephalous Turkish Orthodox Patriarchate (Turkish: Bağımsız Türk Ortodoks Patrikhanesi), also referred to as the Turkish Orthodox Church (Turkish: Türk Ortodoks Kilisesi), is an unrecognised Orthodox Christian denomination, with strong influences from Turkish nationalist ideology.

Autocephalous Turkish Orthodox Patriarchate
Bağımsız Türk Ortodoks Patrikhanesi
TypeEastern Orthodox
ClassificationIndependent Eastern Orthodox
PrimatePapa Eftim IV
RegionTurkey
LanguageTurkish
LiturgyByzantine Rite
HeadquartersMeryem Ana Church, Istanbul
TerritoryTurkey, United States
FounderPapa Eftim I
Origin1922 in Kayseri
Independence1924
RecognitionUnrecognized by other Orthodox churches
Separated fromGreek Orthodox Church (1922)
Members300[1]