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...

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...

Population exchange museum opened in Turkey

A population exchange museum inaugurated in Istanbul, the European Capital of Culture on Monday. The Foundation of Lausanne Treaty Emigrants, Catalya Municipality and European...

“Black Sea Melodies from Trabzon and Thessaloniki to İstanbul” Kemençe Concert, Istanbul

Thirty year-old Adem Ekiz, from Trabzon's Beşköylü neighborhood is currently one of the most popular kemençe players in Thessaloniki. Greek families invite him to...

Turks Above EU Average for Calls, Social Networking

More than half of young people between 16 and 24 (54%) in Turkey make calls and video calls over the internet.  This figure is significantly...

Prinkipos Orphanage Expected to Return to Ecumenical Patriarchate

The Ecumenical Patriarchate is expected to receive the deed for the building that once housed the eponymous Prinkipo Orphanage on the Marmara Sea isle...