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According to Görmez, the Turkish nation’s verdict has precedence over a verdict by ECHR, which recently found Turkey guilty of violating Alevis’ right to religious freedom and discrimination by withholding public funds for Alevi worship houses
Turkish officials have decided to review a directive which banned religious symbols and playing music specific to various religions at yoga studios
Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Bartholomew has performed a mass marking the beginning of the church’s calendar with the participation of some 140 metropolitan bishops and archbishops from around the world.
Turkey’s top cleric Mehmet Görmez has condemned Israel for what he called as “occupation” of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound
Turkey’s top religious affairs body has released a report on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), where it defined the group as a terror organization for the first time.
Culture and Tourism Minister Yalçın Topçu has said he wished for the Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul to be reopened to prayers for Muslims
Orthodox Greeks have gathered at the Ayazma Monastery on Tenedos island, known Bozcaada in Turkish, in the Aegean province of Çanakkale for a religious ceremony to celebrate Hagia Paraskevi Day.
The country’s top cleric took the initiative to deliver Friday’s sermon on Sept. 11, in a bid to urge the people of Turkey not to be trapped by ethic divides amid rising conflict between security forces and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
What may be the world’s oldest Quran fragments have been found by the University of Birmingham, the BBC has reported
Having Buddha sculptures and mantra symbols as well as the playing of religious music and burning of incense can now be considered violations which lead to the closure of yoga centers in Turkey
A Turkish theologian who recently drew attention for describing 'advanced oral sex' as 'haram' (forbidden) in Islam has accused a critical televangelist of being 'shameless.'
Pope Francis wants to make it easier for Catholics to have their marriages annulled under reforms regarded with suspicion by conservatives wary of the de facto introduction of Church-approved divorce.
A popular Muslim televangelist in Turkey has opposed a recent statement by a colleague, who had declared “advanced oral sex” to be forbidden by Islam.
Pope Francis called on Sept. 6 on every European parish and religious community to take in one migrant family each in a gesture of solidarity he said would start in the tiny Vatican state where he lives
People who manufacture weapons or invest in weapons industries are hypocrites if they call themselves Christian, Pope Francis said on June 21
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