Report: Original Hagia Sophia Tiles Smuggled to France

A panel of tiles in Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia Museum were smuggled to France in the 1890s and replaced with imitations, according to museum director...

Turkey Seizes 26,456 Smuggled Artifacts Dating Back to Ancient Civilizations

Turkish police have seized tens of thousands of artifacts dating back to Anatolian, Greek and Egyptian civilizations, in its largest operation to combat smuggling...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: Don’t Change Status Quo in Jerusalem

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew on Monday, criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying the patriarchate supports the continuation...

Secret Chapel and Crypts Discovered at Panagia Soumela Monastery (photos)

Crypts and secret passages; which until now have been unexplored, came to light during restoration work at Panagia Soumela Monastery in Trebizond. According to a...

Hagiographies of Hagia Sophia of Trebizond to See the Light Again (video)

Turkish authorities have given the green light for the renovation of Hagia Sophia of Trebizond, including the uncovering of all hagiographies that are now...

Turkish Nationalist Group Invaded İstanbul’s Hagia Sophia Church to Pray (video)

In protest to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, members of the Alperen Ocakları; an offshoot of the Turkish nationalist movement...

Turkey’s First Lady Emine: Defender of Harems, Opponent of Child Marriage

Emine Erdogan is expected to accompany her husband Recep Tayyip to Greece on Thursday for the first such official visit of the Turkish head...

Statue of Hygeia and Eros Discovered in Southern Turkey

Archaeologists have discovered a statue of the Greek goddess Hygeia and god Eros in Turkey's southern province of Adana, according to the Daily Sabbah. The...

Priceless Byzantine Mosaic Found under Mosque in Turkey

A 100-square-meter mosaic, which has been preserved in excellent condition, was discovered on the floor of the historic church of Panagia Chrysokefalou, in Ortahisar...

Historic Greek Orthodox Church in Istanbul Opens after Three Years of Restorations

The historic Orthodox Church of St. George, a UNESCO world heritage site, has been opened with a ceremony after undergoing a three-year restoration, in...