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Permanent Imam Is Appointed at Hagia Sophia

The position of Imam at Hagia Sophia that was established in 1936 but remained vacant for years has now been filled, as a permanent...

Anti-depressant Medicine Dating Back 1,300 Years Discovered in Ancient Greek City

It seems that even back in the ancient times people were prone to depression as archaeological finds from the Ancient Greek city of Bathonea,...

Ancient Greek Crossword Puzzle Discovered in Smyrna

An ancient crossword puzzle has been found, etched onto the walls of a Greek Orthodox church. The basilica on which the puzzle was found...

Unearthed Church at Pisidia Raises Question of Religious Byzantine City

After three years of work, a big church in the ancient city of Pisidia, has been unearthed. The 6th-century church may have been destroyed by a big fire in...

New Turkish Landmark Law to Give Greek Minority Right to Choose Their Own Leaders

A new draft bill is planned in Turkey to lift state intervention into non-Muslim affairs in a landmark move that will give minority communities...

First Orthodox Consecration in Smyrna Since 1922

Sunday was a joyous day for the Orthodox Christians of Smyrna, as the consecration of Erythrae Bishop Cyrillus was the first since 1922. The consecration...

Turkey Vows To Uphold Migration Deal With EU

Easing EU fears, a senior Turkish official on Saturday said his country would fully implement its part of a deal meant to keep migrants...

Digital Map Traces Turkey’s Minorities’ Cultural Heritage

"Türkiye Kültürel Varlıkları Haritası" (Turkey's Map of Cultural Heritages) is a new digital platform that brings together Armenian, Greek, Jewish and Syriac cultural heritages,...

Ancient Mosaic of the Greek God Poseidon Unearthed in Central Turkey

On Saturday in the Yumurtalık district of central Adana province in Turkey, a mosaic depicting the Greek God Poseidon was discovered, according to the...

Greek National Arrested in Turkey for Carrying Drugs

A 31 year-old Greek national from the island of Rhodes was arrested in Turkey for transporting 50kg of heroin from the neighboring country to...