SCOOP !!! Ephesse gets no delight from Turkey !!!

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LML in English readers will remember that on May 23rd the GM of the GL of Turkey published a communiqué repudiating the current management of the GLNF but still welcoming GLNF Brethren wishing to visit Lodges in Turkey. This stance was a first, a distinction between the management and the Brethren.

 

In the meantime, after the World Conference in Cartagena if I recall correctly, François Stifani boasted how he had been invited to an important GL of Turkey function to occur in Istanbul in December. He even had the gall to publish his photo with the GM of the GL of Turkey on page 9 of that costly rag, GLNF 101.

 

Now the truth is out. LML publishes an exclusive :

 

The original e-mail received this evening at 6.27 p.m

 

Mon correspondant m'a fait parvenir ce jour cette information en m'assurant qu'elle était diffusable.

A toi d'informer les FF.

 

L’un des adjoints du GM de la GL de Turquie chargé des relations extérieures avec les autres GL et directement en charge du dossier GLNF a déclaré ceci concernant la venue de Stifani à Istanbul en décembre :

Le GM de la GL de Turquie sait qu'il a été trompé par Stifani sur ce registre... Il a donc, il y a peu, signalé à ce dernier qu'il n'était pas le bienvenue en Turquie...

Pour ne pas perdre la face, Stifani a prétexté un empêchement...

Par ailleurs, la position de la GL de Turquie à l'égard de la GLNF reste inchangée : les FF français sont accueillis dans les temples mais les relations sont suspendues avec la gouvernance, c'est-à-dire avec Stif et tous ses officiers. Quand aux FF turcs, ils ne peuvent pas visiter les Loges en France...

 

Translation :

 

My correspondent sent me this information today assuring me that it could be published. It’s up to you to inform the Brethren (and that’s exactly what I’m doing !!!)

 

One of the assistants of the GM of the GL of Turkey, in charge of relations with the other GLs and directly in charge of the GLNF file has declared the following concerning the visit of Stifani to Istanbul in December :

 

The GM of the GL of Turkey knows that he was tricked by stifani in this regard. So, recently, he informed him he was not welcome in Turkey.

 

In order to save face Stifani pretended an unforeseen difficulty….

 

Besides, the position of the GL of Turkey with regard to the GLNF remains unchanged : the French brethren are welcome in our temples but relations are suspended with the management, that means Stif and his officers. As for the Turkish Brethren, they cannot visit Lodges in France…

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