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Athens Tower of the Winds is World’s Oldest Meteorological Station

The Tower of the Winds in Athens is the oldest meteorological station in the world, and one of the most important ancient monuments in Greece

Turkey’s Erdogan Hails the 1453 Fall of Constantinople

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan celebrated the 556th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul) to Ottoman Turk forces on May 29, 1453. In a tweet posted on Wednesday, Erdogan lavished praised on Sultan Mehmed II, whose army breached...

Erdogan Provokes Calling Fall of Constantinople 'Example of Victory for All Mankind' at Anniversary

"The fall of Constantinople is a victory - an example for all mankind," Tayyip Erdogan said in his speech on the 564th anniversary of the fall of the city. The Turkish president also said: "We are fighting to serve this...

564 Years Since the Fall of Constantinople: The End of an Empire (Video)

May 29 marks the 56th anniversary of the siege and capture of the magnificent Christian Orthodox city of Constantinople, the eastern capital of the Roman Empire, to the forces led by the Ottoman Turkish Sultan, Mohammed (Mehmet) II. A...

Turkey's Continued Siege of Constantinople: Insulting Celebration of Greek Bloodshed on May 29

May 29 marks the 563rd anniversary of the siege and capture of the magnificent Christian Orthodox city of Constantinople, the eastern capital of the Roman Empire, to the forces led by the Ottoman Turkish Sultan, Mohammed (Mehmet) II. A...

A Fascinating Documentary About Fall of Constantinople [VIDEO]

May 29 marks the 561st anniversary since the Fall of Constantinople, which was the result of the siege of the Byzantine capital by the Ottoman army led by Sultan Mehmed II, while the city was being ruled by Emperor...

Turkey Wants to Make Fall of Constantinople a National Day

Every year on May 29, Turkish people celebrate the Fall of Constantinople in 1453 AD with glamorous festivities. Now, they discuss declaring this day a National Day for Turkey. The French newspaper Le Monde, wrote the article "Fall of Constantinople to...

Manuscript of Great Historic Importance Found in Istanbul

An important manuscript was discovered in Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. Topkapi was the residence of the Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years. The manuscript found is of significant meaning, because it consists of information regarding the years before the Fall...

Turkish Film "Fetih 1453" Causes Outrage Among Greeks

Before even making it to the cinemas, Faruk Aksoy’s latest film “Fetih 1453” has caused outrage in Greece, with many characterizing the new epic movie as racist and a propaganda. The Turkish director produced a film featuring the conquest of...