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Video Reveals At-Risk State of Istanbul’s Former Greek Orphanage

The Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, built in 1899, and one of the largest wooden buildings in the world, closed in 1964. A new video is showing...

Migrant Boat Tragedy in Mediterranean Claims 9 Lives

A tragic accident in the Turkish Mediterranean has claimed the lives of at least nine migrants. Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency reports coast guard sources saying...

Skopje Rally Rejects ‘Macedonia’ Name Change

Skopje has seen tens of thousands of people protest on the streets against the government of Zoran Zaev, angry over proposed changes to FYROM's...

UK Opposition Leader ‘Would Return Parthenon Marbles to Greece’

The leader of the U.K.'s opposition Labour Party has said he would return the Parthenon Marbles to Athens if he is elected as Britain's prime...

Turkey’s Presidency Celebrates Fall of Constantinople (video)

Turkey's presidency has released a grandiose video celebrating the fall of Constantinople with a slick, CGI-rich production which links the 1453 Ottoman conquest with the...

Wikipedia Urges Turkey to Lift Year-Long Ban

Wikipedia, the free open-source online encyclopedia, has written to Turkey's leadership calling for a year-long ban on the site to be lifted. Writing in an...

FYROM Court Gives Former Premier Gruevski 2-Year Jail Term

Nikola Gruevski, one-time leader of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), was sentenced to two years in jail on Wednesday for his part...

Turkey ‘Shrine’ Turns Out to be Tomb of Ancient Greek Boxer

A 2,300-year-old tomb in Aegean Turkey -- once revered as a saint's shrine -- turns out to have been the final resting place of...

German Footballers Face Backlash Over Erdogan Photos

On Tuesday, as Germany unveiled its football squad for June's 2018 World Cup in Russia, two of best-known players are facing a storm of criticism for...

Greece’s EU Ambassador Accuses Turkey of Threatening War in the Aegean

Greece's ambassador to the EU has said Turkey is threatening the country with war and "casting doubts over the Treaty of Lausanne". In an interview...