Hagia Sophia

Turkish Decision on Hagia Sophia Coming on Friday

  Two Turkish officials stated on Thursday that it is likely that a Turkish court will give its approval for the reconversion of the former...

Turkey Calls on Greece to Demilitarize Sixteen Aegean Islands

Turkey has reiterated its demands for the demilitarization of sixteen of Greece's Aegean islands, with the dispute just one aspect of a wider conflict...

Crew of Hagia Sophia Documentary Returns for New Explorations

The professional crew behind the documentary title "The Beneath," a film showing what lies underneath the Byzantine cathedral of Hagia Sophia, recently returned to...
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Hidden Byzantine Church in Constantinople Revealed in All Its Glory

Recently published photos of an excavation site in the Sultanahmet District of Istanbul reveals a hidden church and holy spring dating back to the...

Russian Patriarch Speaks Out Against Hagia Sophia’s Conversion into Mosque

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the highest cleric in the Russian Orthodox Church, recently spoke out against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's plans to convert...

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...

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 Pushes to Allow Islamic Prayer Inside Hagia Sophia

The controversial issue of once again performing Islamic prayers inside Hagia Sophia this July was discussed during a recent High Advisory Board meeting of...

Turkey Vows Wider Ties With New Libyan Government

Following a Thursday meeting with Libyan leaders in Ankara, Turkey vowed to “improve” ties with the beleaguered Mediterranean nation. The statement followed a meeting between...

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...