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
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
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
A ceremony was held on Dec. 20 at Ankara’s Esenboğa Airport ahead of the departure of the body of assassinated Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov, who was shot dead by a Turkish police officer during the opening of an exhibition on Dec. 19
As the year is coming to a close, an interesting analysis recently published on the Politico website gives a vivid picture of the EU’s strategic intention for further enlargement. That is a target that several countries, including Turkey, still aim to reach.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the Dec. 10 terror attack on a Coptic church in Egypt’s capital that killed at least 25 people.
The roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria on Dec. 10, killing at least 60 people, witnesses and an official said.
Category: FATİH ÇEKİRGE
Istanbul’s historic district of Beyoğlu under Mayor Misbah Demircan has set a custom that suits Istanbul’s history well by starting the “Beyoğlu Conversations.”
An Israeli bill calling for a ban on mosques using loudspeakers for the call to prayer has been condemned as a “rejection of Islam” by the head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet).
A new exhibition by Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilization (ANAMED) puts the walls of Istanbul and the surrounding area under the spotlight
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
Ayvalık is a cute, historic coastal town on Turkey’s Aegean coast, popular among those who want to escape the mega cities. The town is set to apply to enter UNESCO’s World Heritage List because of its “industrial heritage.”
If there is one electoral promise that most political leaders in Greece failed to honor once elected to power, it is the size of their cabinet
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Some observers have lately been advising foreign governments not to worry too much about Turkey’s (President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s) increasingly aggressive irredentist rhetoric because it is largely targeted at domestic consumption rather than addressing the relevant foreign audience. Well, yes and no.
Greek singer Alkistis Protopsalti will take the stage tonight with Lebanon’s Rabih Abou Khalil and the Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra. During live performances she says she still feels like her heart leaves her body
Istanbul-based internationally acclaimed photographer Serra Akcan is spending a month as İzmir’s artist-in-residence to look at İzmir through her lens and help children in İzmir’s impoverished Agora develop their own outlook
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Oct. 10 asked once again the Security Council to formally request that the International Criminal Court (ICC) begin investigations of war crimes in Syria.
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