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Prominent Brits Express Support for Greece in Turkey Standoff

Twenty-five prominent academics, authors and politicians called on the British government to express its "clear support" for Greece and Cyprus over the increased tensions...

Coronavirus Vaccine Developed by University of Oxford Offers Hope

Preliminary results of trials for a coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford in the UK suggest that it is safe and induces...
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Italian, Israeli Groups Protest Hagia Sophia Conversion to Mosque

Italian and Israeli groups protested on Monday the decision by Turkey to turn the Hagia Sophia museum to a mosque. Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside...

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 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...