How Istanbul’s Historical Churches Celebrate Christmas

Istanbul is home to over 200 active churches according to a 2000 census, and this holiday season they are celebrating Christmas with the traditional...

The Light of Christmas Shines Bright at the Phanar in Turkey

One of the greatest manifestations of hope for Christians in the Middle East and indeed around the world is the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

A Book on the 150 Greek Newspapers of Istanbul

A book about the 150 Greek newspapers that have been published through the ages in Istanbul is to be presented at the Consulate of...

Imvros to Have Greek Kindergarten Open in 2017

Three Greek five-year-olds on the Aegean island of Imvros, or Gökçeada in Turkish, are going to get the chance to go to a Greek...

38 Dead, 166 Injured in Explosions Outside Istanbul Stadium

Turkey has declared a day of mourning on Sunday after twin explosions killed at least 38 people and injured another 166 on Saturday, reports...

EU Parliament Solidly Votes to Halt Turkey’s EU-Membership Talks

According to Reuters, on Thursday members of the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of an immediate temporary halt to EU-membership talks with Turkey,...

Panagia Soumela Monastery to Remain Closed Until August 2018

The Panagia Soumela Monastery will remain closed until August 2018 due to restoration works ongoing since 2015. The annual liturgy of the Greek Orthodox Church...

Turkish Family Looking After Historic Pontic Greek Church

For generations a group of ethnic Greeks called Pontic Greeks lived along the shores of what is now known as the Black Sea. However,...

Erdogan Makes Veiled Threat to Unleash 3 Million Refugees into the EU

While speaking to Al Jazeera, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Europe wouldn't know what to do if the 3 million refugees currently...

Iconic Greek Restaurant, Pandelis, Shuts Down in Istanbul

The iconic Pandeli restaurant, named after its Greek founder Pandelis Cobanoglu, was founded in Istanbul in 1901. The restaurant near Sultanahmet was a favorite...