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Erdogan Faces Humiliating Defeats in Turkish Local Elections

Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan suffered stunning setbacks in local elections as his ruling AK Party lost control of the capital Ankara for the first time...

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...

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...

European Parliament Votes to Suspend Accession Talks with Turkey

The European Parliament's plenary session approved on Wednesday a proposal by its Foreign Affairs Committee to suspend all accession negotiations with Turkey. European lawmakers passed...

Turkish President Erdogan Claims Aegean Military Exercises Don’t Target Greece

Speaking with Turkey’s Kanal 24 and TV-360 TV stations on Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed that his country's latest military exercises were...

Turkey Insists On Controversial Russian Missile Purchase

Volkan Bozkir, the chairman of the Turkish Parliament's foreign affairs committee, was quoted by Turkey's Milliyet newspaper on Thursday as saying that Turkey will go...

Orthodox Faithful Flock to Rare Liturgy at Church in Turkey

Greek Orthodox faithful from the island of Chios traveled to the Turkish port of Cesme (Krini), for a rare liturgy held at Saint Charalambos...

Turkey’s Population Reaches 82 Million

Turkey’s population hit 82 million as of the end of 2018, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) said on Friday. Official figures revealed that the population...

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...