European Parliament Votes to Suspend Accession Talks with Turkey

The European Parliament's plenary session approved on Wednesday a proposal by its Foreign Affairs Committee to suspend all accession negotiations with Turkey. European lawmakers passed...

Turkish President Erdogan Claims Aegean Military Exercises Don’t Target Greece

Speaking with Turkey’s Kanal 24 and TV-360 TV stations on Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed that his country's latest military exercises were...

Turkey Insists On Controversial Russian Missile Purchase

Volkan Bozkir, the chairman of the Turkish Parliament's foreign affairs committee, was quoted by Turkey's Milliyet newspaper on Thursday as saying that Turkey will go...

Orthodox Faithful Flock to Rare Liturgy at Church in Turkey

Greek Orthodox faithful from the island of Chios traveled to the Turkish port of Cesme (Krini), for a rare liturgy held at Saint Charalambos...

Turkey’s Population Reaches 82 Million

Turkey’s population hit 82 million as of the end of 2018, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) said on Friday. Official figures revealed that the population...

Turkey Approves Construction of First Orthodox Church Since 1923

Turkish authorities have given the go-ahead for the construction of the first Orthodox church in Istanbul since 1923, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported on...

Turks Go Shopping With Donkey To Protest Plastic-Bag Charge

A Turkish couple used a donkey and wheelbarrows to carry their groceries this week as a protest against the newly-introduced nationwide law instituting charges...

Hagia Sophia Dancer Causes Outrage in Turkey (video)

A video of a ballerina doing a split inside Istanbul’s historic Hagia Sophia Museum on Saturday has caused widespread outrage in nationalist and Islamist...

Dozens Mark Epiphany by Diving into Constantinople’s Waters (video)

Dozens of Orthodox men dove into Istanbul’s cold waters to retrieve a cross to mark the baptism of Jesus Christ. On Sunday, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew...

Turkish Mayor Refers to Himself as “the Mayor of Adrianoupolis”

The Mayor of Edirne, Turkey, Recep Gürkan, has come under attack on social media for welcoming tourists to his province with multilingual posters put...