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Turkey's Erdogan Demands Minarets for Athens Mosque

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that minarets should be built on  the mosque in Athens currently under construction. "Why isn't there a minaret? Can a church be a church without a bell tower?" Erdogan was quoted as...

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...

Survival Game 'The Island' to Take Place on Greek Island

The Alimia islet, situated between Rhodes and Halki, was chosen by the Belgian travel agency "Beyond Borders" for the survival game (October 2016) entitled "The Island." "Such original projects like 'The Island' highlight the potential of the islands, attract specific...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Host International Summit on Environment and the Arts

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will host the second Halki Summit in Heybeliada, Turkey. The summit, to be held June 8-10, is a gathering of activists, scientists, journalists, business leaders, theologians, and academics engaging and working across intellectual boundaries...

The Last Greeks of Princes’ Islands – (Full Documentary)

This documentary was originally filmed in 2009 and it has never been shown before. It was one of the very first Greek stories that inspired us to create Greek Reporter. We filmed it with no budget, just a camera and a dream: to...

Turkish Journalists Visit Halki Seminary

Journalists from major Turkish newspapers (Hürriyet, Sabah, Zaman, Taraf, Doğan Haber Ajansı etc.), visited the seminary of Halki, which participates in the European program "Minority Citizens-Equal Citizens." The seminary abbot, Metropolitan Elpidoforos of Bursa, welcomed the journalists and presented the work...

Book Detailing Orgies Causes Havoc in Halki

A book entitled “Greek expectations,” written by the American author Frances Mayes, has caused havoc and brought on lawsuits on the Greek island of Halki, as it talks about orgies in a Greek monastery refering to specific people of...