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...

Ukrainian Church Independent as of January 6, 2019

The Autocephaly (independence) of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will be made official in special ceremonies which will take place in the Ecumenical Patriarchate of...

Putin Blasts Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Russian President Vladimir Putin made scathing remarks concerning the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople during his annual press conference in Moscow on Thursday. According to the...

Officials Believe EU-Turkey Migration Agreement Successful

The 2016 EU-Turkey migrant agreement has had a major impact on reducing the number of migrants and refugees to Greece, stated the head of the EU...

Turkish Defense Minister Accuses Greece of Violating Libya’s Territorial Waters

Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has presented maps to the Libyan government in an effort to show that Greece is trying to encroach upon...

Turkey Recalls Diplomat Over Greek Costume Scandal

The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Saturday recalled its ambassador to Uganda after she was photographed at a reception for Turkey’s annual Republic Day wearing...

Caring for the Church of Ukraine: Constantinople’s Calm Carries the Day

By Evagelos Sotiropoulos * Presided over by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople recently announced a number...

Turkish Footballer Calls Istanbul Constantinople

Kenan Özer, the 31-year-old member of the Ankaragücü football team, caused a widespread outcry in Turkey after calling Istanbul its Greek Byzantine-era name of...

Turkish Vessel ‘Fatih’ To Begin Drilling in East Mediterranean

Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez has announced that the Turkish drilling vessel "Fatih" ("Conquerer") will begin drilling operations in the eastern Mediterranean Sea on...