Hagia Sofia

Turkish Newspaper Claims Hagia Sophia Could Soon Become a Mosque

A story on the Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak's front page on Tuesday claimed that a recent decision by the Turkish Council of State could be used to convert the famous Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque. The decision of the...

Greek PM Tsipras Visits Hagia Sophia; Calls for Reopening of Seminary

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras paid a symbolic visit on Wednesday to Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia and the Orthodox Seminary of Halki during the second day of his visit to Turkey. Tsipras refrained from making any statement to the assembled...

Turkish Hackers Claim They Took Down Greek PM's Website

Turkish hackers claim they took down the website of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras; this is the news making its rounds on Turkish media. Turkish hacker group Aslan NeferTim says that "it is our duty to respond to Greece's reaction to...

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...

Greek Soccer Fans Violently Interrupt Municipality Council

Yesterday's town council of Nea Filadelfeia municipality in Athens, Greece, was interrupted violently when some 50 AEK FC fans stormed the council hall and attacked members of the municipal government who are against the completion of the project for the...

Greece Angry over Turkish Deputy PM’s Hagia Sophia Remarks

The Greek Foreign Ministry reacted over an eventual converting of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia Museum into a mosque, following statements from Turkish officials. The Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç especially expressed his hope to see Hagia Sophia Museum as a mosque,...