Turkey Leans Toward Opening Halki Seminary

After years of resistance, the Turkish government is considering allowing the re-opening of the closed Halki Seminary, the Anatolia News agency reported. Deputy Prime...

Customs Offices to Open in Gökçeada and Bozcaada Islands

The decision of the Turkish government to open customs offices on the islands of Gökçeada and Bozcaada was welcomed by the people of the...

ECHR Orders Turkey To Compensate 2 Greeks

With a historic decision, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has obligated Turkey to pay a five-million euros compensation to two Greek citizens...
Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Pope Francis to Visit Ecumenical Patriarchate; Meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will welcome Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul on November 29 and 30, 2014.

Greek to Turkish Translation Workshop

The Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul and Istos publishing house will hold a two-day workshop for translation from Greek to Turkish in Istanbul...

Migrant Boat Tragedy in Mediterranean Claims 9 Lives

A tragic accident in the Turkish Mediterranean has claimed the lives of at least nine migrants. Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency reports coast guard sources saying...

Report Claims Greece Gained Turkish Islands

In a Christmas Eve report, Turkish journal Today’s Zaman claims that Greece snatched 16 Aegean and Mediterranean islands from Turkey because of what it...

Shuttered Halki Seminary Launched Again

As reported by "Today's Zaman," the Fener Greek Patriarchate has decided to open the doors of the Halki Greek Orthodox Seminary to visitors rather...

Turkish News Report: Crisis Also Affecting the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Employees Unpaid

According to a recent Turkish article, the financial crisis seems to have also hit the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul. The newspaper reports that the...

Will Istanbul’s Greek Seminary Reopen?

According to archpriest and Metropolitan of Bursa Elpidophoros Lambriniadis, the Halki Greek Orthodox Seminary on Istanbul's Heybeliada Island may reopen after being closed for...