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Istanbul’s Greek Orthodox Orphanage Needs 40-Million-Euro Restoration

 The leading European heritage organization Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute stated in a recently issued report that a restoration of...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Castigates Moscow Patriarchate Over Ukraine

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I strongly criticized the Russian Patriarchate of Moscow on Tuesday regarding the issue of the independence of the...

”It’s Not Constantinople, It’s Istanbul; It’s Islam-bul” Turkey’s Erdogan Says

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared that still ''there are people who want to see Istanbul as Constantinople,'' on Saturday. Erdogan was participating in the...

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...