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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...

Turks Go Shopping With Donkey To Protest Plastic-Bag Charge

A Turkish couple used a donkey and wheelbarrows to carry their groceries this week as a protest against the newly-introduced nationwide law instituting charges...

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...

Dozens Mark Epiphany by Diving into Constantinople’s Waters (video)

Dozens of Orthodox men dove into Istanbul’s cold waters to retrieve a cross to mark the baptism of Jesus Christ. On Sunday, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew...

Putin Blasts Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Russian President Vladimir Putin made scathing remarks concerning the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople during his annual press conference in Moscow on Thursday. According to the...

Looted Pieces of Ancient Mosaic Return to Turkey

Part of an ancient mosaic known as the "Gypsy Girl" was displayed for the first time at the Gaziantep Museum in Turkey on Saturday after its...

Officials Believe EU-Turkey Migration Agreement Successful

The 2016 EU-Turkey migrant agreement has had a major impact on reducing the number of migrants and refugees to Greece, stated the head of the EU...

Turkish Defense Minister Accuses Greece of Violating Libya’s Territorial Waters

Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has presented maps to the Libyan government in an effort to show that Greece is trying to encroach upon...

Turkey Recalls Diplomat Over Greek Costume Scandal

The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Saturday recalled its ambassador to Uganda after she was photographed at a reception for Turkey’s annual Republic Day wearing...

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...