Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
I could not help but notice that several of our readers commented on my article last week about this year’s Easter celebration in Phanar, Istanbul
It had been a long time since I last spent the Orthodox Easter in the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the old neighborhood of Phanar.
Thousands of Christians have started celebrating Easter across Turkey, Doğan News Agency has reported
Category: VERDA ÖZER
The reasons and implications of President Donald Trump’s recent attack on Syria are being widely discussed.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
In contrast to the many modern, huge (and ugly) municipality buildings in Istanbul, Edirne has a small but historic central municipality building. A picture of the members of the municipality’s assembly dating from 1902 shows 12 members: Six Muslim and six non-Muslim
Category: EURASIAN ECONOMIC SUMMIT
A three-day Eurasian Economic Summit was finalized on April 6 with two landmark sessions titled “Contributions of the Religions to Peace in Order to Environment of Violence and Terror Within the Framework of Islamic Solidarity” and the presidential session on “Humanity at Crossroads.”
As Turkey enters the last phase before its crucial referendum, its next-door neighbor is getting more nervous.
Until a few years ago, when before the leftist Syriza emerged as a dominant political power in her country, Sia Anagnostopoulou was best known as a professor of contemporary history with an emphasis on late Ottoman Empire.
The 45th Istanbul Music Festival will be organized between May 29 and June 21. The theme of the event this year is ‘Unusual’
Georgia's Orthodox Church was rocked Monday after police announced the arrest of a priest over a suspected poisoning plot targeting a high-ranking Church figure.
Deep-rooted disputes continue to plague the Balkans. Currently, the disputes are most prevalent in Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.
The locus of tourist attraction and religious pilgrimage, Antalya’s Demre is set to undergo a series of renovation projects that will renew its historic relics, including the house of Santa Claus
U.S. President Donald Trump threatened late Jan. 24 to send in the “feds” if America’s third-largest city of Chicago failed to bring its rampant crime rate under control.
A cold snap gripping Europe has killed 10 more people in Poland, stranded thousands in snow-covered Turkey and brought fresh misery for both migrants and the homeless.
The Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul has celebrated the birth and baptism of Jesus Christ with a special mass held on Jan. 6. The celebrations began with a mass held in the Hagia Yorgi Church led by Patriarch Bartholomew
We all remember that day: Saturday, March 19, at 10:55 in the morning.
Religious and political leaders have marked the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in Istanbul’s Ortaköy neighborhood, underlining the importance of the Jewish community for Turkey.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
If you happen to be a Christian from the Western side of world, this weekend you might be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. In that case, let me begin this column with a wholehearted wish: Merry Christmas! I hope this holy day will be a great time for your family, and bring you all the blessings one could hope for.
Turkish Culture Minister Nabi Avcı attended an event on Dec. 23 that was organized to introduce a restoration project for the Vlahsaray Panayia Greek Orthodox Church to be conducted by the Association for the Protection of Cultural Heritage and a foundation set up for the historic church
Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, who was killed in an assassination by a Turkish policeman in the capital Ankara, was laid to rest in a funeral ceremony held in Moscow on Dec. 22
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