2,400-Year-Old Mask of Ancient Greek God Dionysus Found in Western Turkey

An extremely expressive terra-cotta mask, thought to represent the Greek god Dionysus, was recently unearthed during excavations of the ancient Greek city of Daskyleion...

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...

Turkey Claims to Have Discovered Enormous Natural Gas Deposit in Black Sea

According to a new report by Reuters, Turkish President Erdogan claimed on Friday that his country's experts have discovered the largest gas deposit that...

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...

Erdogan Reportedly Tells German Chancellor Merkel “We Are Starting Drilling”

Responding to Thursday's signing of a maritime agreement between Greece and Egypt delineating the EEZ's of each nation, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is...

UN Calls on Turkey to Make Hagia Sophia an “Intercultural Space”

UN human rights experts explained on Friday, July 31, that Turkey's conversion of the significant World Heritage Site "could reflect a supremacist view of...

Third-Century AD Statue of Woman Unearthed in Ancient Greek City of Perge

  The world has yet another archaeological treasure to study and admire this week as a statue created in the 300's AD was unearthed on...

Greek EU Minister Schinas Expresses Anger Over Muslim Prayers in Hagia Sophia

  "Turkey must finally decide what its broader geopolitical goal will be," said Margaritis Schinas, the European Commission's vice-president and Commissioner for the promotion of...

Erdogan Invites World Leaders to Friday’s Muslim Prayer Service at Hagia Sophia

According to information published in the Turkish daily newspaper Hurriyet today, government officials there have sent out invitations to a number of officials to...
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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...