3,600-Year-Old Bronze Age Shipwreck Discovered Off Southern Turkey

A team of Turkish underwater researchers last week discovered what they believe to be the world’s oldest shipwreck, from approximately 1600 B.C. According to the...

US Warns Tourists of Terrorism Danger in Turkey

The US State Department raised the travel advisory level for Turkey to Level 3 this week, urging Americans to “reconsider travel to Turkey due...

Turkey Angry at Italian Parliament’s Vote to Recognize Armenian Genocide

The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Thursday strongly condemned the passing of a motion by the Italian parliament to recognize the 1915 Armenian genocide. “The motion...

Historic Sumela Monastery to Finally Reopen in May

The first section of the historic Greek Orthodox Sumela monastery, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, will re-open to the public on May 18, Turkish...

Hagia Sophia: The Center of Greek Orthodox Faith Through the Ages

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (Constantinople) remains the symbolic center of the Greek Orthodox faith, even almost six centuries after its fall to the Ottomans....

Istanbul’s Mayor-to-Be Has Pontian Roots (video)

Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, has apparently elected an opposition candidate from Pontos as its new mayor in the local elections held on Sunday. Ekrem Imamoglu...

Erdogan Faces Humiliating Defeats in Turkish Local Elections

Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan suffered stunning setbacks in local elections as his ruling AK Party lost control of the capital Ankara for the first time...

Turkey’s Erdogan Repeats Threats To Turn Hagia Sophia Into Mosque

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeated on Friday his intentions to change Hagia Sophia's status from Museum to Mosque. Erdogan has made Hagia Sophia...

Turning Hagia Sophia into Mosque Requires UNESCO’s Approval, Officials Say

Greek media, citing sources from UNESCO on Wednesday morning, reported that the Paris-based organization has tried to halt Erdogan’s plans to turn Hagia Sophia...

Turkey’s Erdogan Threatens to Turn Hagia Sophia to a Mosque

On the eve of Greek national day, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced the possibility of reverting the Hagia Sophia to a mosque. "This is...