Turkish F.M. Defends Erdoğan’s Comments to Papandreou

Turkey’s Foreign Minister on Saturday said the criticism-laden rhetoric of the Greek Prime Minister reflected Greece’s well-known positions on long-running disputes between the two...

“Fanar – Balata – Istanbul” Art Exhibition by Constantine Kerestetzis

A large part of the art exhibition by Constantine Kerestetzis, entitled “Phanar – Balata – Istanbul”, also presented at “Tuyap Istanbul Art Fair”, will...

Greek Orthodox Cross Throwing Ceremony Held in Istanbul

Orthodox Christians in Istanbul reenacted the baptism of Christ with a traditional cross-throwing ceremony Wednesday, at several waterfront locations in the city. After a four-hour...

Ancient Greek Dialect “Romeyka” Still Spoken in Turkey

An endangered Greek dialect which is spoken in north-eastern Turkey, has been identified by researchers as a "linguistic goldmine" because of its startling closeness...

Turkish Deputy PM Bulent Arinc Visits Phanar

Turkey says it is considering a demand by the Istanbul-based Orthodox Patriarchate for the reopening of a seminary that trained generations of Ecumenical Patriarchs. Deputy...

Ancient Greek Dialect Found Alive & Well in Turkey

Simultaneous with the announcement that Greece wishes to build a wall separating it from Turkey in an effort to stem illegal migration from the...

Turkish Hackers Launch Massive Cyber-Attack on Cypriot Companies

Turkish hackers have launched a massive cyber-attack against Cypriot company web sites. According to Cyprus police's spokesman, twenty cypriot web sites were invaded by hackers. Whoever tried...

On Christmas, Turkey celebrates its native son, our Santa

When journalist Francis Church replied to 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon in 1897, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,” he could have added: "in Turkey." Hundreds...

FIBA Sanctions in Cypriot – Turkish basketball brawl

Following FIBA Europe’s decision to sanction APOEL Nikosia for the post-game violence that marred Tuesday’s Eurochallenge game with Pinar Karsiyak, FIBA voiced its support...

2010 Encyclical of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ

By the Mercy of God Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church Grace, Peace and Mercy from the Savior Christ Born in Bethlehem Beloved...