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n.1.A quarter of Constantinople which, after the Turkish conquest of the city, became the chief Greek quarter; hence, the Greek officials of Turkey, or phanariots, as a class.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Loeb & Loeb LLP and Phanar Legal served as legal counsel to Akazoo.
Joint Declaration of Pope John Paul II and Ecumenical Patriarchate Dimitrios I at the conclusion of the visit of the Pope in the Phanar (Phanar, 30.11.1979), (accessed: 03.05.2018)
The vast majority of the candidates originated from a neighborhood of Istanbul called Phanar, inhabited by people of Greek origin.
During his meeting with minority religious leaders at his office on the occasion of the New Year, Davutoglu said: "The rights of all our citizens' beliefs are sacred to us." The meeting gathered Greek Orthodox Patriarch of the Phanar Bartholomew I, Turkey's chief Rabbi Isak Haleva, chairman of Turkey's Religious Affairs Department Mehmet Gormez and the Vicar of the Armenian Orthodox Church Aram Atesyan, Turkey's Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.
(3) The Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of South America is a bishopric body established by the decision of all Orthodox churches gathered at the Orthodox Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambesy (Geneva) in 2009, during the 4th Pre Conciliar Pan-Orthodox Conference, which was organized by His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew; with the blessing of the Heads of local Orthodox churches, expressed at their previous gathering at the Phanar in 2008.
(97) The Turkish government recognizes the Patriarch as the head only of the dwindling population of Orthodox in Turkey, and particularly those of Phanar, the small neighborhood where the Patriarchate is located.
Afterwards, for administration of Wallachia and Moldavia, instead of local voivodes, the persons from esteemed Greek families residing in Phanar (Fener) district of Istanbul and working in translations of Divan-i Humayun (supreme court in Ottoman Empire) and navy were selected and appointed as voivodes.
"Phanar, phanariotes, phanariotisme." Revue des Etudes Sud-Est Europeennes 13.2 (1975): 231-39
A center of the Greek Patriarchate was a Phanar, a "Greek" quarter in Constantinople/Istanbul, where a new Greek aristocracy emerged.