Pope Francis, in his strongest criticism of Islamist militants to date, said no religious group which used violence and oppression could claim to be "the armour of God".
Pope Francis will make his first visit to Turkey at the end of November, Turkish Ambassador to the Vatican Kenan Gürsoy said
Greece ratcheted up its punishments for racism, anti-Semitism and hate speech, in a move prompted by the surprise rise of a neo-Nazi party.
One of the most visited locations in Antalya, the Father Christmas (Noel Baba) Museum in Demre, exceeded 85,000 monthly visitors for the first time this August
Pope Francis is expected to pay an official visit to Turkey later this autumn, eight years after his predecessor, Benedict XVI, paid a landmark official visit from the Holy See to the country
WILCO ON THE ROAD - Agiasos, though a small village, has plenty of surprises in store to offer. Some places are famous for just one thing, but Agiasos has a multitude of gifts to bequeath
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
The metropolitan of Thessaloniki, Anthimos, has never been known to be a man of compassion and peace, especially when the subject contained any of the words Turkey, Turkish or Turk.
Babacan has called on top members of the country’s economy management to meet on Sept 2 to discuss short- and medium-term policies amid lingering questions regarding the future of the Cabinet
Harvard and Koç University’s summer school hosts local and foreign students for Ottoman Turkish classes every year on Turkey’s picturesque Cunda Island, off the Aegean coast
The historic Sümela Monastery in the Black Sea province of Trabzon is preparing for a yearly service that will be held on Aug. 15
One Israeli was killed and five others injured Monday when an excavator rammed into a Jerusalem bus, turning it over before the driver was shot dead by police, officials said.
The International Religious Freedom Report has criticized Turkey over a rise in anti-Semitism and the status of the Halki seminary
Some 400 Palestinians fleeing Israeli raids have taken shelter in a Greek Orthodox Church in Gaza City
A Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, then acquitted after intense international pressure on Khartoum, arrived on Wednesday in Italy with her family
Cumbersome regulations regarding alterations to edifices declared as historical buildings means that huge swathes of desirable towns like Ayvalık are all up for sale. Such places could become ghost towns
The Noel Baba Museum and the ancient city of Myra in the southern province of Antalya’s Demre have broken visitor and revenue records for the first half of the year
The gunshots fired a century ago - on June 28, 1914 - in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina took the life of Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand and lit the fuse for World War I.
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
I must confess, I am not a great fan of football. I mean, I am not someone who would religiously follow games, leagues, championships, know the names of football stars, follow their lives, admire the ones in my favorite team and hate the ones of the opponents.
In the Sea of Marmara lies the Island of Marmara, unfettered and nearly forgotten, it remains an authentic safe haven away from tourists, touristic things; yet full of a tourist’s dreams
Category: GWYNNE DYER
Whatever else you may say about the “young war criminal” (as British journalist Alan Watkins used to call former prime minister Tony Blair), he certainly fights his corner with great determination.
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