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Sultan Erdogan vs Noam Chomsky as Turkey Tramples on Free Speech and Arrests Academics

Turkey’s military has been recently escalating vicious attacks against the Kurdish population under the pretext of fighting ISIS. Last week, a petition was circulated...

Turkish President to Bargain Halki Theological School for Mosque in Thessaloniki

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that he would allow the re-opening of the Theological School of Halki if Greece allows at least one...

US VP Biden Visits Greek Orthodox Patriarch in Istanbul

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden paid a visit to Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I on November 23, as part of his official trip to...

Unofficial Meeting Between Avramopoulos and Erdogan

Former Greek Minister of Defense Dimitris Avramopoulos had an informal meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul yesterday. Avramopoulos is currently in Istanbul...

Ecumenical Patriarch’s Fifth Visit to Sumela Monastery

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited Sumela Monastery in Turkey for the fifth consecutive year and officiated the Divine Liturgy held in the historic monastery. Hundreds of worshipers...

Erdogan Answers to Muslims on Hagia Sophia

"Let's see if we can fill up the Blue Mosque first, before Hagia Sophia," stated the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, giving a diplomatic...

Hurriyet: ‘Hagia Sophia, a Symbol of History’

The recent prayers of Islamists in front of Hagia Sophia, as regards to turning the monument into a mosque, once again provoked anger expressed in...

Patriarch To Meet Pope in Jerusalem, Talk Schism’s End

Patriarch Bartholomew I, spiritual leader of 250 million Orthodox Christians, is hoping a meeting with Pope Francis in Jerusalem this month will help bring...

Hurriyet: ‘Shame to Those Who Wish to Turn Hagia Sophia to a Mosque’

According to Turkish media, on May 29 the country’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan will attend a symbolic prayer in the orthodox temple of...

Orthodox Christians Celebrate Easter Across Turkey

Christians celebrated Easter with church masses in several cities across Turkey on April 20. In the predawn hours of Sunday, many worshipers gathered outside the...