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.
25-year-old Ivkovic was killed during a Euroleague game between Galatasaray and Red Star in Istanbul
Catholic clergy gathered in central Istanbul on Nov. 24 ahead of Pope Francis’ scheduled visit to Turkey
Biden and his wife Jill Biden visited the Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul’s historic Fener district
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed a "transition of power" away from the Bashar al-Assad regime during a four-hour meeting on Nov. 22.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Some people might have difficulty in counting passing years. Forty years have passed since the 1974 Turkish operation in Cyprus after an Athens-engineered coup by Greek Cypriots.
An ethnic German mayor of a medieval Transylvanian city pulled off a shock victory in Romania's presidential elections
Romanians voted on Nov. 16 to choose their next president, with current Prime Minister Victor Ponta the overwhelming favourite to win.
Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
The Hagia Sophia, the walls of Constantinople and a few churches are still with us, while much else remains buried under accumulated building of centuries. Yet we have one institution today whose roots extend back even to the time of New Rome: The Greek Orthodox Church
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will have talks in Turkey on Nov. 21 as part of his trip including Morocco and Ukraine, according to diplomatic sources
Pope Francis is set to be the first house guest at Turkey's new presidential palace during his upcoming visit
Last year, 850,000 Turkish tourists visited Greece; this number is expected to rise to 1 million by the end of the year
The Israeli cabinet approved a new law Sunday that would enable easier conversions to Judaism, a move advocates hope will encourage hundreds of thousands of "religionless" Israelis to become Jewish.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
During a joint press conference in Paris with French President François Hollande on Oct. 31, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan used the acronym DA’ISH, instead of ISIL to refer to the fundamentalist organization of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant.
For a Hungarian animal shelter, Halloween is less about pumpkins, witches and ghosts, but keeping black cats out of the hands of Satanists.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Tunisia, the North African country that initiated the “Arab Spring” in 2011, continues to be the only democratic success story in the Arab world. Last weekend
The Israeli government has given the green light for the planning of more than 1,000 new Jewish settler homes in annexed Arab east Jerusalem
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