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Turkish Media Group Sale Sparks Press Freedom Fears

One of Turkey's largest collection of media titles is to be sold, sparking fears of a further erosion of the country's press independence. Reports in the Sozcu newspaper and elsewhere on Wednesday claim Dogan Holding chief Aydin Dogan has agreed...

Mount Athos Through the Eyes of Two Muslims

Two Muslims from Turkey,  journalist Ertuğrul Özkök and architect Ali Esad Göksel, decided to visit the Holy Mountain or Mount Athos in Northern Greece, called Agio Oros. Ertuğrul Özkök and Ali Esad Göksel describe their experience in detail revealing...

Hurriyet: ‘Shame to Those Who Wish to Turn Hagia Sophia to a Mosque’

According to Turkish media, on May 29 the country’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan will attend a symbolic prayer in the orthodox temple of Hagia Sophia, in light of the anniversary of the seige of Constantinople by the Ottomans. The...

Istanbul is the New Favorite City for Greek Restaurateurs

  The Turkish newspaper “Hürriyet” has made a thorough report about Greeks that decide to invest in Turkey. Despite Greece’s economic recession, there are many investors who cash their money in restaurants or cafés in Istanbul. The investors are Greeks but...

Hurriyet: “Kali arhi” for Imvros School

Impressive is the title of the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet on the imminent reopening of the Greek primary school on the island of Imvros. Hürriyet's headline "Kali Arhi" in Greek, is translated into the equivalent Turkish expression. The Turkish newspaper writes that...

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...

Actor Kimoulis Hiding Over 200,000 Euros Tax Debt

According to the newspaper Democracy, popular actor, filmmaker and producer, George Kimoulis, is being sought by authorities who issued an arrest warrant for him for failing to pay 200,000 euros ($271,500) in taxes. The paper said he had not contacted...