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Aeschylus’ Ancient Greek Drama in Istanbul with Syrian Actresses

One of the most celebrated ancient Greek dramas will be staged in Turkey for the first time, and with the participation of Syrian women...

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...

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...

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...

Greek Minority Schools in Turkey Struggle With Low Enrollment

Greek minority schools in Turkey struggle to survive as currently there are only six left; while there used to be 60 to 70 of...

Istanbul: After Tumultuous Times Life Back to Normal

Istanbul is one of the safest cities in the world for tourists, despite the terrorist attacks of the past few years and the military...

Muslims Call the Faithful to Pray in Hagia Sophia

A group called "Youth of the East" is calling on Muslims to gather for morning prayer in Hagia Sophia on Saturday, an ANT1 television...

Greek Woman Becomes One of the Richest in Turkey After Inheriting $3 Bln Fortune

A woman of Greek origin has become one of the richest people in Turkey after winning an 8-year legal battle over the inheritance of...

ISIS Jihadists Threaten Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

  A new video by ISIS jihadists threatens the West and warns that the next target is Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, as Turkey will become...