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The Call to Muslim Prayer Resounds from the Hagia Sophia

Minutes after President Erdogan signed the decree turning Hagia Sophia into a Mosque, a crowd of Muslims gathered for a prayer at the UNESCO...
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Turkish Decision on Hagia Sophia Coming on Friday

  Two Turkish officials stated on Thursday that it is likely that a Turkish court will give its approval for the reconversion of the former...

Princes’ Islands: Istanbul’s Long Ago Refuge from Pandemic

Two times in history the Princes' Islands (Πριγκηπονήσια, Pringiponisia), located off Istanbul, served as a welcome refuge from the plague, something that the current...

Coronavirus Pandemic: Italy Records Its Deadliest Day With 969 New Deaths

Italy has recorded its deadliest day so far since the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic began in the country, with a total of 969 new deaths...

EU Leaders Agree to Ban Non-EU Citizens from Entering Europe for 30 Days

The leaders of the European Union decided on Tuesday to agree with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen's proposal to temporarily ban all...

EU Proposes Banning All But Essential Travel to Europe for Thirty Days

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Monday that the Commission will propose a temporary ban of all travel by non-EU citizens...
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Italians Respond to Coronavirus Fear by Singing from their Balconies

Italians have been singing from their balconies across the country, in an effort to boost morale during its nationwide lockdown that began this week...

Exclusive: What It’s Like to Live Under Coronavirus Lockdown in Italy

"We are totally in the black since yesterday evening, like we are under arrest.” So says Anna Ioanna Patiri, a Greek woman living in...

Magnificent Ancient Greek Mosaic Celebrates the Joy of Life

A magnificent Greek mosaic discovered in Hatay, Turkey continues to amaze archaeologists and historians who are attempting to ascertain the exact meaning of its...

EU Expresses ”Strong Concern” About Turkish Decision to Send Troops to Libya

Peter Stano, the lead spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union, issued a statement on Friday condemning the Turkish Parliament's...