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....

Thirty-three EU Lawmakers Nominate Tsipras, Zaev for Nobel Peace Prize

Thirty-three members of the European Parliament signed a letter addressed to Norway's Nobel Committee proposing that the prime ministers of Greece and North Macedonia...

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...

French Government Supports Bid to Include Greek in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

A cultural association from the French town of Autun published a manifesto on Saturday asking for the Ancient Greek and Latin languages to be...

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...

Retired Greek Banker Makes History Winning Masterchef UK 2019

Irini Tzortzoglou, a 61-year old retired banker won Masterchef UK 2019 competing against two other female amateur cooks for the title of Masterchef. Tzortzoglou, or...

Greek Premier Tsipras Warns Albania Over Plans Against the Greek Minority

The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras warned the Albanian Government on Friday that the country will not join the European Union if it implements...

European Parliament Votes to Ban Single-Use Plastics in Europe

The European Parliament approved a new law on Wednesday which will ban single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery and straws. As a result of...

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...