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...

3rd Oldest Greek Orthodox Church for Sale in Turkey

A greek church is being sold in Moudania, Turkey for 200,000 euros. According to Turkish media, it is the third oldest orthodox church in...

Patriarch Bartholomew Offers Blessing to New Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dollis

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Demetris Dollis on Friday in a cordial atmosphere. The newly appointed Deputy Minister accepted...

Lausanne Treaty Negatively Affect Istanbul’s Greek School Enrollment

If 10-year-old Valendi Mihailidis (photo) forgets his pen or notebook at home, there is no one at his school he can borrow one from....