Bosphorus

Top Erdogan Advisor Would “Teach Americans How to Swim” in Response to Sanctions

In a swipe aimed at the United States after the Friday passing of the Armed Forces Bill, which contained sanctions against Turkey, the top advisor to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that his country would "teach...

Gunman Kills 39 in Istanbul Nightclub Attack on New Year’s Eve

At least thirty-nine people have been killed and dozens more were wounded in the first hours of 2017 early Sunday, in an attack on Istanbul's most famous nightclub, Reina. The club was packed with guests celebrating the New Year when...

Istanbul Marathon: Running Across Two Continents [Exclusive Video]

Some 25,000 people from 118 countries participated in the Istanbul Marathon -- the only marathon course in the world that crosses two continents. Many Greek runners represented Greece in the course. Watch exclusive photos and video!

Missing Young Greek Jumped from Bosphorus Bridge

A 27-year-old Turkish citizen of Greek origin, Theodoros Mastikopoulo, went missing on August 25. His family and friends launched a social media campaign in order to find him. On Thursday, September 18, however, police presented the family of the 27-year-old...

Greek-Turkish Friendship Concert in Halki Seminary

A concert for peace and friendship under the title A Cultural Trip from Greece to Turkey was given on Sept. 22 at the Halki Greek Orthodox Seminary. Greek and Turkish musicians and singers participated in the concert, such as Eleni...

Orthodox Leaders Meet in Istanbul

Leading Orthodox members from various countries will meet in Istanbul on March 3 and 4 for a conference entitled The Social Dimension of Monotheistic Religion. Organized by The Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO), established upon the initiative of the...

Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop Demetrios Meet in Bosphorus

Demetrios Archbishop of America made an extensive reference to the strong relations binding the Greek Diaspora of the USA to the Ecumenical Patriarch during a mass officiated by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in the historic Cathedral of John the...

Turkish Authorities Give Back Large Area of Land to Greek Community of Istanbul

Turkish authorities gave back to the Greek Orthodox foundation based in Istanbul an area of 98 acres situated close to Kandilli, in the Asian part of northern Bosphorus. This area was attached by Turkish officials illegally and after so many...