“You stink”… It’s a civil society campaign that perfectly describes popular frustration over the rotten nature of politics.
Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate will organize a meeting in Istanbul between Aug. 29 and Sept. 2 in order to discuss issues affecting the church and current global issues
The olive and myrtle tree saplings planted by Fener Greek Patriarch Bartholomew and İzmir Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu have become tourist attractions.
The Greek Orthodox community in Istanbul seeks to remove the graves of the founder of the self-declared Turkish Orthodox Patriarchate and his successors out of their historic cemetery in Istanbul, daily Cumhuriyet reported Aug. 22.
A Greek-Russian businessman with roots in Turkey’s Black Sea region has offered to cover all the costs of the construction of a mosque in Trabzon in exchange for the Fener Orthodox Greek Patriarchate regaining control of the province’s Hagia Sophia, a church-turned-mosque.
Category: FORK & CORK
The fig has to be the first fruit ever. Don’t say that it was the apple, referring to the incontestable Adam and Eve story, and even if the seductive fruit was the apple, it was fig leaves the couple used to clad the crucial areas of their bodies
A group of Israeli rabbis has created an independent Jewish conversion court, defying the country's Orthodox establishment's monopoly on religious affairs.
Category: GWYNNE DYER
Reuven Rivlin, the president of Israel, is an outspoken man, but he knows when to hold his fire.
Leros is quiet and tranquil. The little seaside cafes are not crowded; there is a fresh breeze
Israel faced mounting pressure on Aug. 2 to crack down on Jewish extremists after a firebombing that killed a Palestinian child and the stabbing of six Gay Pride marchers drew widespread outrage
Category: YUSUF KANLI
As is said, “actions speak louder than words.” Ruling Justice and development Party (AKP) has been in coalition talks with the Republican People’s Party (CHP).
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.
Israeli police entered one of Islam's holiest places -- annexed east Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque --- on July 26 to tackle suspected Palestinian rioters, police said
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
If residents in the former Ottoman lands, including Turkey, stretching to three continents took the Turkish prime minister seriously, they could panic and start the world’s biggest-ever wave of immigration toward safer lands
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
“He is the age of my son! He was the only one who stood against those monsters in Europe, look how tired he looks; he does not smile any longer. You will see; he will be a national leader. We have not had any for many, many years! ”
President Petro Poroshenko called it a “moral duty” July 17 to punish the “murderers” who killed 298 people by downing Flight MH17 over rebel-held eastern Ukraine one year ago.
Two Chechens who were accused of beheading three priests in Syria avoided sentencing on murder charges, though they were sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for being a member of a terror organization by an Istanbul court.
Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on July 7 his government unanimously agreed to send him to a July 11 commemoration of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, hours after the United Nations Security Council postponed debate over a resolution to mark the 20th anniversary.
Category: VERDA ÖZER
It is one of Europe’s oldest people, yet has a Muslim majority. The whole nation is ethnically homogenous, yet split among three religions.
Lions, tigers, bears and other wild animals escaped from a zoo in the Georgian capital Tbilisi June 14, adding to chaos caused by flooding that killed at least 10 people, officials said.
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