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Turkish Bikers Arrive on Lesvos for "4th Bicycle Festival Under my Pedals"

Approximately 100 bikers arrived on Saturday on the island of Lesvos, Greece, from Ayvalık within the framework of the "4th bicycle festival under my pedals" that is held in Izmir. This action aims to strengthen the relations between the bicycle...

21 Drowned Migrants and Refugees En Route to Lesvos Wash Up on Turkey’s Aegean Coast

The bodies of 21 migrants and refugees who were attempting to cross from Turkey to the Greek islands when their boat capsized due to the rainy weather conditions, washed up in the Aegean district of Ayvalık, Turkey on Tuesday, Greek media reports. The boat transporting migrants...

Benaki Museum Hosts Soloúp Exhibit

Soloúp - pseudonym of cartoonist Antonis Nikolopoulos -- has a unique way of looking at things. For him it is important to comprehend what you are looking at and read between the lines. Therefore, he approached Ayvalik, Asia Minor...

Orthodox Service In Turkish Hotel, Not Church

A group of about 400 Greeks performed a religious ceremony in a hotel, after the denial of the permission needed to conduct a church service at the Taxiarchis Church in the Aegean province of Balikesir’s Ayvalik district. As Hurriyetdailynews reports,...

Greek Actress Eleni Filini To Star In Turkish TV Series

Two years after the first Turkish TV series, "Borders of Love," was screened in Greece, one more Greek-Turkish love may fascinate the Turkish audience. In this TV series, "Two Seashores, One Ismail," the Greek roles will actually be played by...

New Excavations and Search for Holy Water At Orthodox Church in Ayvalik

New archaeological excavations are being conducted at the Orthodox Church of Faneromeni in Ayvalik, a district of Balekisir, under the auspices of the Municipality and the Turkish Ministry of Culture. The findings of the excavations at the centre of the...