Hagia Sophia Is Turkey’s Top Tourist Attraction

For two consecutive years, 2014 and 2015, the former temple of Hagia Sophia, now a museum, is the top attraction for visitors to Turkey. Hagia...

Ancient Greek Clogs Discovered in Istanbul

A pair of ancient Greek clogs, dating back 1,500 years, were among the findings unearthed by archaeologists in Istanbul, Turkey. According to the Turkish newspaper...

Sultan Erdogan vs Noam Chomsky as Turkey Tramples on Free Speech and Arrests Academics

Turkey’s military has been recently escalating vicious attacks against the Kurdish population under the pretext of fighting ISIS. Last week, a petition was circulated...

Istanbul: 10 Dead, Several Injured in Blast Near Hagia Sophia

Ten people were killed and several others injured in a blast in the historic Sultanahmet district in Istanbul according to Turkish media on Tuesday. Private...

8 Dead After Bus Carrying Migrants Overturns in Western Turkey

A bus full of refugees overturned in the western province of Balıkesir in the early hours of Saturday, killing eight people and injuring 42. The...

Greek Community in Istanbul Celebrates Epiphany

A bitterly cold Wednesday morning saw the return of one of Istanbul’s oldest – and most demanding – religious traditions as dozens of Greek...
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Greeks in Izmir Celebrate Epiphany for the First Time after 94 Years [Video]

The Christian Orthodox ritual stopped being practiced in 1922 after the war and population exchange between Greece and Turkey.

Altar Depicting Son of Hercules vs Serpent Monster Found

An ancient marble altar dating to the second century showing a nude warrior battling a serpent monster has been discovered by villagers near the...

First Greek Orthodox Epiphany Celebration in Izmir Since 1922

For the first time since the Asia Minor Catastrophe of 1922, a Greek Orthodox Epiphany celebration is set to take place in Izmir on January...

Greek Child Star Conquers Turkish Television at 18

At the age of 8, Anastasia Tsilimpiou had her first acting role on Greek television. At 10 she stepped on the theater stage and at...