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Halki Summit III on Ecological Awareness to be Hosted By Ecumenical Patriarch

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will host the third Halki Summit from May 31st to June 4th, 2019 in Turkey, according to a press...

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...

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...

Turkey’s Erdogan Threatens to Turn Hagia Sophia to a Mosque

On the eve of Greek national day, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced the possibility of reverting the Hagia Sophia to a mosque. "This is...

A Greek Newspaper Struggles to Survive in Istanbul

The story of the Apoyevmatini newspaper in Istanbul mirrors to a great extent the story of the Greek community in the city: Once abundant...

New Zealand Killer’s Reference to Hagia Sofia Angers President Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayipp Erdogan responded angrily on Friday to the so-called manifesto of the New Zealand killer, which contained hateful anti-Islamic language. The pages-long...

Turkey Approves Construction of First Orthodox Church Since 1923

Turkish authorities have given the go-ahead for the construction of the first Orthodox church in Istanbul since 1923, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported on...

Hagia Sophia Dancer Causes Outrage in Turkey (video)

A video of a ballerina doing a split inside Istanbul’s historic Hagia Sophia Museum on Saturday has caused widespread outrage in nationalist and Islamist...

Ukrainian Orthodox Church Formally Split from Russia in Istanbul

On Saturday, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has formally received its independence as Patriarch Bartholomew I signed the "Tomos" in Istanbul, which is a decree...

Turkish Footballer Calls Istanbul Constantinople

Kenan Özer, the 31-year-old member of the Ankaragücü football team, caused a widespread outcry in Turkey after calling Istanbul its Greek Byzantine-era name of...