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Ultra Nationalists in Turkey Want Hagia Sophia to be a Mosque

Giousouf Halatzoglou, MP of the Turkish ultra nationalist party National Movement, submitted a draft law to Turkish National Assembly that proposes to turn Hagia Sophia into a Mosque. Giousouf Halatzoglou is well-known for his relations with the Turkish far...

Erdogan Tells EU To Look At Greece

The European Commission has no right to criticize Turkey about the ongoing riots in Istanbul and across the country, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, unleashing a harsh attack on leaders of the bloc he wants his country to...

The Greek Facet of Istanbul’s Turmoil

There is a Greek element involved in the demonstrations in Taksim Square, Istanbul, associated with the Church of the Holy Trinity, Stavrodromi, which belongs to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, as well as a series of buildings that belong to the...

Bartholomew Among 500 Most Influential Worldwide

The Ecumenical Patriarch of the Orthodox Christians Bartholomew I, is included on the list of the world’s 500 most influential figures, according to Foreign Policy American magazine, widely known for diplomacy and international relations issues. This year, in its 200th...

Gavras “Directs” Emek Theater Protest

Following a warning that the peaceful Emek Theater protests on April 7 were unauthorized, Turkish police started spraying water at the group along with tear gas, according to witnesses, the newspaper Hurriyet reported. Among the group of thousands of protesters...

Eying Turkey, Greece Sidles Up To Israel

As Israel and Turkey are repairing relations torn by the killing of Turks in 2010 by Israeli commandos trying to stop an aid ship from reaching the Palestinian territories, Greece is trying to keep its ties tight with Tel...

Turkey Disputes Greek Territorial Waters

Just a couple of weeks after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras met his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara to try to settle differences over territorial waters and oil and gas exploration in the Aegean, the two countries are...

Cyprus, Greece Want EU Backing On EEZ

After meeting new Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades in Athens, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has called on the European Union to support Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) that would protect the two countries interest in oil and gas exploration in...

Greece Denies Turkish Terrorist Report

Reports in the Turkish media that Greece closed down two Kurdish terrorist camps near Athens following talks in Ankara between Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan are baseless, the Greek government said. “The Turkish newspapers’ claims...

Greece, Turkey Can't Agree On Sea Deal

Only days after Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras went to Turkey to meet his counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan to try to resolve differences over gas and oil exploration in the sea between the countries, a further breach has developed....