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Arson Attempt at Greek Consulate Building in Smyrna

Unknown assailants tried to set fire to the Greek Consulate building in Smyrna on New Year's Eve, a Kathimerini newspaper report says. The "Emmanouil Kapetanakis" house...

100-Year-Old Shipwreck Discovered in Gulf of Izmir Could Be From ‘Great Fire of Smyrna’

A fifth shipwreck to date was recently uncovered in the Gulf of  Izmir according to Professor Muhammet Duman from Dokuz Eylül University (DEU) Marine...

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...

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...

‘Wish Trees’ Attract Visitors in Saint Voukolos Greek Orthodox Church

The olive and myrtle tree saplings that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and İzmir mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu planted on February 6 at the exterior space of Saint Voukolos Greek Orthodox Church have now...

First Divine Liturgy in Smyrna Since 1922

Members of the Greek Orthodox Community in Smyrna had a unique and memorable experience on Sunday, when they attended the first Divine Liturgy that has taken...

Athlete Asks for Support to Swim from Smyrna to Greece

Alper Sunaçoğlu, a veteran Turkish swimmer stated that he wants to swim from Smyrna to Athens in order to contribute to Greek-Turkish relations. However...

Turk Unveils Human Trafficking Scheme

A human trafficker from Turkey has disclosed the methods he used to smuggle illegal immigrants into Greece and charged that he had bribed a...

Free Visa Encourages 800 Turkish Schools to Visit Greece

Recently, Greek officials have decided to provide some tourists coming from Turkey and Russia with free visas. This may increase the tourism from these...

Greek Actress Melpo Zarokosta Stars in a Turkish Film

The Greek actor returned from her journey in Turkey and we will soon enjoy her performance in the Turkish film “Strangers in the House”,...