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Nobel Prize-Winning Novelist Orhan Pamuk: Turkey No Longer Secular

Orhan Pamuk, Turkey’s Nobel prize-winning author, has criticized the Turkish government’s decision to convert Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia into a mosque. “There are millions of...

Hagia Sophia to Open for Muslim Worship on July 24

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that after completing all preparations, Hagia Sophia will open for worship on July 24. In an address...
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The Call to Muslim Prayer Resounds from the Hagia Sophia

Minutes after President Erdogan signed the decree turning Hagia Sophia into a Mosque, a crowd of Muslims gathered for a prayer at the UNESCO...

Turkish Court Postpones Decision on Status of Hagia Sophia

The Turkish Council of State - the country's highest administrative body - delayed a decision on whether the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople can be...

Tuition Fees for EU Students at English Universities Set to Rise in 2021

Students from the European Union will no longer be eligible for home fee status and student loans in England beginning in the 2021-22 academic...

More Than One Third of German Military Exports Go To Turkey

Turkey is the #1 recipient of German arms exports for the second year running, according to a classified document revealed by the German Press...

Erdogan Announces Islamic Prayer at Hagia Sophia on Anniversary of Fall of Constantinople

A replica wall of the famous Byzantine-era walls of Contantinople was erected outside Hagia Sophia on Thursday as Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced...

Ancient Greek City of Paestum First Site to Open as Italy Eases Lockdown

The towering Greek temple complex at Paestum near Naples became the first Italian archaeological site to reopen to tourists after the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Even...

Greek Tycoon and His Family Vanish, Leaving Stately Mansion Frozen in Time

A mysteriously abandoned mansion in England left frozen in time with a Bentley in the driveway belonged to a Greek tycoon who vanished with...

500-Υear-Οld Handwritten Bibles Seized Near Turkey-Greece Border

Turkish security forces seized two, invaluable 500-year-old Bibles in northwestern Edirne province on TUesday, according to reports from Turkey's Anadolu News Agency. The two handwritten manuscripts...