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Turkey Slams Head of Greek Church, Ieronymos, for “Insulting Islam”

Turkey slammed Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Ieronymos, for his remarks during a television interview on Sunday about Islam. "These provocative expressions of Archbishop Ieronimos, which incite the society to hostility and violence against Islam, also show the frightening...

Muslims Decry Lack of Appropriate Burial Places in Greece

Sparked by the tragic death of a 27-year-old asylum seeker and mother of three from Afghanistan, Greece's Muslim community has requested more appropriate burial places for their dead. Currently, there is only one Muslim cemetery in the entire country. The...

Erdogan Reopens Turkey’s Soumela Monastery After Restoration

  Soumela Monastery, the Greek Orthodox edifice built in 385 AD which was included on UNESCO's temporary list of World Heritage Sites in 2000, was reopened on Tuesday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a videoconference ceremony. The Turkish President,...

Greek EU Minister Schinas Expresses Anger Over Muslim Prayers in Hagia Sophia

  "Turkey must finally decide what its broader geopolitical goal will be," said Margaritis Schinas, the European Commission's vice-president and Commissioner for the promotion of the European way of life, during the presentation of the new EU strategy for the...

Erdogan Invites World Leaders to Friday’s Muslim Prayer Service at Hagia Sophia

According to information published in the Turkish daily newspaper Hurriyet today, government officials there have sent out invitations to a number of officials to hear the prayers which will be said on the first Friday after the reconversion of...

Athens' First Mosque Set to Open, Despite Far-Right Vandalism

The first Muslim mosque to open for worship in Athens since the establishment of the modern Greek state is set to open its doors in the capital city this Friday. After numerous delays, for a variety of reasons, the mosque in...

Meet the Greek Australian Who Designed the ‘Aussie Mosque’

A Sydney suburb is soon to see the opening of a new contemporary mosque, designed by a Greek-Australian architect. Angelo Candalepas is an award-winning architect, who set up his firm Candalepas Associates in Sydney, in 1999. Having worked previously on designing...

Patriarch Bartholomew Wants Turkey to Respect Hagia Sophia and Orthodoxy

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew called on Muslims to show "respect" to the Christian faith, on the occasion of the end of the feast of Ramadan on Friday. He expressed "respect" for Islam, however, he called on the same courtesy to...

Greek Names Included on New ISIS Hit List

A pro-ISIS hacking group known as United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) published a fresh list of international targets from places around the world, including Greece. The list, written in English and Arabic, included the addresses of those targeted and e-mail...