Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
While the Ottoman Empire famously welcomed Jews fleeing the reconquista in Iberia in the 1400s, the community has a much longer history in Anatolia and Thrace, stretching back to the period before the Common Era
TASTE OF THE PAST - As a teacher in 13th century Konya, Mevlana Celaladdin Rumi never intended to start a mystical sect. His son and grandson led the way to establishing the sect that, after 700 years, is now known worldwide
Globalization and secularism have 'changed and damaged' religious life, according to a Diyanet official
The Turkish government can ‘only benefit from recognizing the ecumenical status of the Patriarchate’ a senior official from the Fener Orthodox Patriarchate says in an exclusive interview
TASTE OF THE PAST - If the Eastern Orthodox Churches had not split from the Roman Catholic Church in 1054, the Ottoman Turks would have found it much more difficult to conquer Constantinople
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
There is every evidence that Kenyans may be conspiring with intergalactic forces and all but a few of the world’s U.N. member nations to stop Turkey’s enviable rise and rise
“May God continue to protect the Turkish people... so that they can build a place of peaceful coexistence,' Pope Francis said
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
By the time this article is published, Pope Francis will have left Turkey after having spent a busy weekend both as a head of state and as the head of the “Christian Church of the West,” one of two Greek Orthodox bishops, who briefed us on the pope’s visit to Turkey, explained to us.
Pope Francis has voiced his hope for the opening of the Turkey-Armenia border, during a flight back to Rome after a three-day visit to Turkey
Pope Francis wrapped up his three-day visit to Turkey on Nov. 30 with a liturgy alongside the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians
Following the fall of Constantinople, the Greek Orthodox Church was both protected and restricted by the decrees of Fatih Sultan Mehmed
Pope Francis will soon arrive in Turkey. This official visit, which will start today, carries great importance and many opportunities for the advance of peace.
One suspect has been arrested while six others were released in an investigation into the murder of a Serbian fan who was killed last week in Istanbul
Pope Francis is expected to tread lightly during his three-day visit, sensitive to the delicate diplomatic tensions at play between Turkey and the international coalition fighting ISIL
Here are the updates as they happened throughout the day that Pope Francis started his historic visit to Turkey
In the first day of his historic visit, Pope Francis warned against 'fanaticism and fundamentalism,' while Turkish President Erdoğan slammed both Islamophobia and terrorism, as well as the 'double-standards' of the international community
Pope Francis is set to visit Turkey to meet with top officials and religious leaders under strict security measures
It hardly seems the gateway to a new life of safety and prosperity: An office tucked away in a grey apartment block in Istanbul. Yet every day, dozens of Iraqi Catholics queue here, hoping it will open the door to a new life free of fear.
Pope Francis is coming to Turkey with the alliance of civilizations topping his agenda amid ongoing turmoil in the Middle East and the rise of racism across the world. The cleric’s visit that will help
him to reach out to Muslims will also contribute to strengthening ties with the Orthodox Church
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Pope Francis will be visiting Turkey this weekend. This will be his sixth trip outside of Italy after he became pope in 2013. The fact that Turkey ranks among the first countries Pope Francis is visiting already tells us a lot.
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