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The Autocephalous Turkish Orthodox Patriarchate (Turkish: Bağımsız Türk Ortodoks Patrikhanesi), also referred to as the Turkish Orthodox Church (Turkish: Türk Ortodoks Kilisesi), is an unrecognized autocephalous Eastern Orthodox organisation based in Turkey, descending from Turkish-speaking Eastern Orthodox Christians, the Karamanlides, with approximately 30 members. It was founded in Kayseri by Pavlos Karahisarithis, who became the Patriarch and took the name of Papa Eftim I, in 1922.
|Autocephalous Turkish Orthodox Patriarchate|
Bağımsız Türk Ortodoks Patrikhanesi
|Classification||Independent Eastern Orthodox|
|Primate||Papa Eftim IV|
|Headquarters||Meryem Ana Church, Istanbul|
|Territory||Turkey, United States|
|Founder||Papa Eftim I|
|Origin||1922 in Kayseri|
|Recognition||Unrecognized by other Eastern Orthodox churches|
|Separated from||Greek Orthodox Church (1922)|
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