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Drunk Turkish Man Reported Missing Joins Search Party for Himself

A "missing" drunk Turkish man had the shock of his life when he realized he had joined a search party looking for himself on Tuesday. Beyhan Mutlu, 50, was reported missing by his wife after she couldn't get in...

Turkey Demolishes Greek Orthodox Church Known as “Hagia Sophia of Bursa”

Turkish authorities on Wednesday demolished a historic Greek Orthodox church in the region of Bursa, north-western Turkey, which had been abandoned. The Georgios Greek Orthodox Church, known as the “Hagia Sophia” of Bursa, was destroyed amid warnings over the safety...

Istanbul Patriarchate Purchases World’s Third Oldest Church

The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Istanbul has purchased what is considered to be the world's third oldest church, the head priest of Halki Seminary, Elpidophoros Lambrianidis, told Anatolia News Agency. According to Hurriyet Daily News, the Byzantine Basmelekler Church, or...

New Ancient Sarcophagi Discovered in Bursa, Turkey Could Mean Area Is Necropolis From Late Antiquity Period

An olive grove in Bursa, Turkey has revealed what experts are hoping is just the beginning to a treasure trove of ancient Greek archaeology. In an area where previous items have been discovered, experts have now reported that three ancient...

Google Dedicates Doodle to Karolos Koun

Google honors Karolos Koun, a great Greek theater professor and director, founder of the experimental Art Theater, with the doodle of Sept 13, 150 years after his birthday. Karolos Koun was born in Bursa, in northwestern Anatolia, on September 13, 1908....