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Ancient Church Discovered Under Turkish Lake

The remains of a 1,500-year-old basilica constructed in honor of St. Neophytos have now emerged after water levels in Lake Iznik in the province...

The Fascinating Story of the Greeks of Corsica

The people of the Mani peninsula are famous, among many other things, for their free spirit and devotion to Greek Orthodox traditions. Towards the end...

In the Covid-Free Italian Town of the ‘Last Greeks’ You Can Buy a House...

Cinquefrondi, a village in the southern region of Calabria, Italy, made headlines around the world for its offering of homes for 1 euro ($...

Germany Says No to Greek Orthodox Holy Communion Over Coronavirus Fears

The German government has decided to ban Holy Communion in the form it is given to Orthodox Christians in fear that it is conducive...

Princes’ Islands: Istanbul’s Long Ago Refuge from Pandemic

Two times in history the Princes' Islands (Πριγκηπονήσια, Pringiponisia), located off Istanbul, served as a welcome refuge from the plague, something that the current...

EU Decides to Keep European Borders Closed Until June 15

The European Commission on Friday called on Schengen member states and allied states to extend the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU...

The Coronavirus Will Change the Way We Fly — Perhaps Forever

Taking a casual look to see if there are any cheap flights for this summer, one grasps immediately that there are no flights whatsoever...
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Catalca: The Town in Turkey Where They Speak Greek

There is a place in the Istanbul rural district where one can often hear Greek spoken on the street, with a definite northern Greece...
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Turkey Uses Hagia Sophia as Mosque for Islamic Prayer Again

The Islamic call to prayer was heard in what was once the center of Orthodoxy, Hagia Sophia, on Monday, as a video calling the...

Medical Company Threatens to Sue Volunteers Who Printed Valves for Coronavirus Treatment

A medical device manufacturer has threatened to sue a group of volunteers in Italy who 3D-printed a $1 replica of a valve used for...