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Greek-Americans Fund Reconstruction Of Fire-Stricken Greek Hospital In Istanbul

The Greek-American community have pledged 350,000 US dollars for the reconstruction of the fire-stricken Balikli Greek Hospital in Istanbul.

Greek Hospital in Istanbul Damaged by Fire

The Balıklı Greek Hospital in Istanbul’s Zeytinburnu district caught fire on Thursday. Firefighting crews from throughout the city rushed to the scene while patients, mostly elderly citizens, were carried outside on stretchers and wheelchairs. No casualties were reported. Istanbul's governorate...

Elon Musk’s Constantinople Tweet Upsets Turkish Social Media Users

A tweet by Elon Musk on the fall of Constantinople has baffled social media users worldwide and has caused hundreds of predominantly negative reactions in Turkey. The Tesla founder and billionaire tweeted a meme of a Byzantine soldier who is...

Istanbul vs. Constantinople: Why Both Words are Greek

Istanbul is a name that the Greeks actually gave to the city. "Istanbul" derives from the Greek phrase "Is tin poli," meaning "into the city."

World-famous Greek diva Glykeria to perform at Istanbul Ataturk Centre

World-famous Greek diva Glykeria will be performing in Istanbul's iconic Atatürk Cultural Center tonight, May 28, in support of the Zografeion Lyceum. 

The Sound of Hagia Sophia, Recreated Centuries Later

The sound of Hagia Sophia was recreated recently by two scholars from California’s Stanford University by simply popping a balloon. Bissera Pentcheva, a professor of art history, has published a book on the subject titled Hagia Sophia: Sound, Space, and...

Hidden Byzantine Church in Istanbul Revealed in All Its Glory

A hidden Byzantine church and a holy spring were recently discovered at an excavation site in the Sultanahmet District of Istanbul.

Hagia Sophia’s 6th Century Imperial Gate Vandalized

The historic Imperial Gate in Hagia Sophia has been badly damaged, a Turkish group announced on Tuesday. The Turkish Association of Art Historians (STD) posted a picture clearly depicting the damage to the oak wood of the 15-century-old gate. The Imperial...

Hagia Sophia to Hold First Ramadan Prayer in 88 Years

Hagia Sophia, the symbolic center of the Greek Orthodox faith that was converted by Turkey into a mosque in 2020, will hold its first tarawih prayer in 88 years, a special evening prayer during the Muslim fasting month of...

Mitsotakis and Erdogan Agree to Reduce Tensions in the Aegean

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Sunday afternoon. Mitsotakis first arrived in Istanbul on Sunday morning, attending church services with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at Saint George Cathedral, one of the most...