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Erdogan Vows to Complete Controversial Istanbul Canal in Six Years

Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has made a statement assuring that the  Istanbul Canal will be completed in at least six years. The project will connect the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, leading to further access to the...

The Oldest Intact Shipwreck “Odysseus” was an Ancient Greek Vessel

The discovery of the ancient Greek shipwreck "Odysseus," thought to be the oldest of its kind ever found, at the bottom of the Black Sea could change our understanding of shipbuilding and seafaring in the ancient world. The 75ft ancient...

First Greek to Receive New Russian Covid-19 Vaccine Speaks Out

Valerios Aslanidis, a Pontic Greek from the city of Anapa on the Black Sea, was the first Greek to receive "Sputnik V," Russia's brand-new coronavirus vaccine. He spoke recently to the Greek press about his experience receiving the experimental vaccine...

Turkey Claims to Have Discovered Enormous Natural Gas Deposit in Black Sea

According to a new report by Reuters, Turkish President Erdogan claimed on Friday that his country's experts have discovered the largest gas deposit that the country had ever located in the Black Sea. In an address to the nation, the...

Erdogan Reopens Turkey’s Soumela Monastery After Restoration

  Soumela Monastery, the Greek Orthodox edifice built in 385 AD which was included on UNESCO's temporary list of World Heritage Sites in 2000, was reopened on Tuesday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a videoconference ceremony. The Turkish President,...

Historic Soumela Monastery in Pontus Reopens

The historic Panagia Soumela Monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary and located in Trabzon in the Black Sea is to reopen its doors to the public on May 25, 2019 after more than three years of restoration work. The religious...

Two Ancient Greek Finds Among "Top 10 Discoveries of 2018"

A clay tablet inscribed with thirteen verses of Homer's "Odyssey" found at Ancient Olympia, and the wreck of a 2,400-year-old Greek merchant ship found on the seabed of the Black Sea made the list of the "Top 10 Discoveries of...