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Imbros Island Greek Orthodox Chapels Get a New Kiss of Life

The Greek Orthodox chapels on Imbros, in today's Turkey, that were left demolished and desecrated are gradually being restored. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew opened a renovated chapel at Imbros, the Aegean island where Greeks lived for centuries, earlier this week. The old...

Greek Students Return to Turkey’s Imbros School in Record Numbers

A record rise in the number of students enrolled in the only Greek school on Imbros is proof that more Greek families return to the island, a Daily Sabbah report says. Imbros, now called Gökçeada, is Turkey's largest island, located...

When Turkey Banned the Teaching of Greek on Imbros and Tenedos Islands

July 1 marks the anniversary of the day Turkey banned the teaching of the Greek language on the islands of Imbros and Tenedos, (now Gokceada and Bozcaada in Turkish) both formerly Greek since ancient times. Yet, after the rise of...

Patriarch Bartholomew Inaugurates Church on Imbros with ND Chief Mitsotakis

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew inaugurated the Saints  Constantine and Eleni Church on Imbros on Tuesday in the presence of New Democracy Chief Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The conservative party leader arrived on the island on Monday evening for the ceremony. On Tuesday morning...

Greek High School to Open on Turkish Island

The first Greek primary school in 49 years opened on the island of Imbros in 2013, while the Greek community has received the green light to open a middle and high school. The school complex aims to attract more...

Greek-Australian Helps Revive Island of Imbros

Schinoudi, a village on the island of Imbros, seems abandoned, a fact that irrefutably shows that the notorious Turkification policy imposed in 1964 essentially eliminated the Greek element from the island. In recent years, however, something seems to be...

Imbros Greek Residents Returning for Work

Former Greek residents of Imbros, who had left around 1974, are now beginning to resettle on the island due to the financial crisis that has driven them away from Greece. Many families, young or older people in their most productive years,...

Imbros Toponym Map With 2,400 Place Names

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, as a native of the island of Imbros, stressed the importance of the “Toponym Map of Imbros” in studying history as well as the local idiom. He further stated that the map would help on better...

Turkey: New Decision on the Return of Communal Property to Tenedos

In the wake of a recent decision ratified by the Council of the Vakoufia General Directorate, the Turkish state has agreed to return eleven plots of land – measuring two to four acres each – to the community of...

Greek School Prevented from Opening in Imbros

Turkish Education Ministry prevented the opening of Imbros' Greek school on the grounds that the building was not "ready to operate" in the upcoming school year, started on September 1. After being closed for 50 years, the Private Imbros Greek Primary School reopened on September...