Turkey Covers Up Priceless Frescoes in Ancient Greek Church for Muslim Prayers

Turkey recently announced that the ancient Greek Orthodox Chora Monastery, located in Istanbul, which was converted into a mosque in August, will open for...

Turkey Demolishes Greek Orthodox Church Known as “Hagia Sophia of Bursa”

Turkish authorities on Wednesday demolished a historic Greek Orthodox church in the region of Bursa, north-western Turkey, which had been abandoned. The Georgios Greek Orthodox...

After Hagia Sophia Turkey Converts Another Byzantine Church to Mosque

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a presidential decree on Friday turning the historic Holy Saviour in Chora, a medieval Byzantine church in western...

EU Foreign Ministers Condemn Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Decision

The European Union's foreign affairs leader Josep Borrell stated that the EU flatly "condemned the Turkish decision to convert such an emblematic monument as...

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...

Britain Rejects Returning Parthenon Marbles in EU Trade Deal

The British government ruled out any discussion of the return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece as part of its deal with European Union...

Turkey to Turn Historic Orthodox Church Into a Mosque; Is Hagia Sophia Next?

Turkey's Council of State, the country's highest administrative court, has recently approved changing the historic Chora Greek Orthodox Church located in Istanbul, currently a...

The Intriguing Greek Origins of Marseille, France’s Oldest City

The Greeks are well known for their ancient tales of glory and tragedy, as well as their civilization's innumerable contributions to the very foundations...

Angelos Tsiaras: The Greek Astronomer Hunting for Habitable Planets

K2 18b is the only exoplanet beyond our solar system known to have water vapor and temperatures that may be able to support life. This...

Historic Soumela Monastery in Pontus Reopens

The historic Panagia Soumela Monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary and located in Trabzon in the Black Sea is to reopen its doors to...