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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...

Turkey’s Constitutional Court Rejects Proposal For Hagia Sophia’s Conversion To Mosque

The Constitutional Court of Turkey decided that Hagia Sophia will not be turned into a place of Muslim worship after an appeal made by...

Turkey’s Constitutional Court To Decide If Hagia Sophia Will Become A Mosque

The Constitutional Court of Turkey is due to decide on Thursday whether Hagia Sophia will be turned into a place of Muslim worship after an...

Ecumenical Patriarchate To Recognize Ukrainian Church’s Autocephaly Despite Moscow’s Disagreement

The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, that is considered as First among Equals in the Orthodox Christianity, announced that it will start the procedure for...

Video Reveals At-Risk State of Istanbul’s Former Greek Orphanage

The Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, built in 1899, and one of the largest wooden buildings in the world, closed in 1964. A new video is showing...

Patriarch Bartholomew: Halki Theological School will Reopen Soon

The Halki Theological School will open again soon, according to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.  Bartholomew commented on the school re-opening at a meeting with the delegation of...

Uber is a Terrorist Group and its Users are Traitors, Says Istanbul Taxi Boss

  The ride-sharing firm Uber is a terrorist group born in the U.S. "where the traitors who shoot and kill my soldiers in Afrin bleed". These...