Byzantine Era Tunnel and Rooms Unearthed under Ancient Church in Istanbul
Beneath the ruins of an ancient Christian church in Istanbul, formerly known as Constantinople, archaeologists have made a new discovery. They have uncovered underground rooms and a tunnel that dates back 1,500 years to the earliest period of the...
Istanbul vs. Constantinople: Why Both Words are Greek
Istanbul is a name that the Greeks actually gave to the city. "Istanbul" derives from the Greek phrase "Is tin poli," meaning "into the city."
Historic Byzantine Church Unearthed in Turkey
Archaeologists from the Istanbul Archaeology Museums have been excavating the ancient Byzantine Church of St. Polyeuktos in the Saraçhane neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey. The church was built between AD 524 and 527 by Anicia Juliana, a Roman princess during the...
The 1,500-Year-Old Lady’s Sandals with Sweet Message in Greek
A pair of 1,500-year-old lady's sandals with a sweet message in Greek were discovered during a dig in Istanbul and have become one of the major attractions of the city's archaeological museum. The sandals have a message in Greek which...
Emmanouil Karalis Wins Silver for Greece in European Championships
Pole vaulter Emmanouil Karalis won silver for Greece on Sunday at the European Indoor Championships that took place in Istanbul. The Greek champion came second in an ultra-tight competition that saw five men finish on a best of 5.80m. Karalis was...
Miltos Tentoglou Wins Another Gold at European Championships
Miltiadis (Miltos) Tentoglou claimed his third straight title with a jump of 8.30m at the indoor European Championships in Istanbul on Sunday. The Greek athlete becomes the first male long jumper to win three successive European indoor titles. Tentoglou also won...
Turkish President Erdogan to Have His Own Museum in Istanbul
A museum dedicated to incumbent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to open in the Kasımpaşa neighborhood of Istanbul, where Erdogan was born and spent his early life, according to Turkish journalist Murat Sabuncu. The museum is scheduled to...
Istanbul Mayor and Erdogan’s Rival Sentenced to Prison in Turkey
A Turkish court sentenced Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu to 2 years and 7 months in prison on Wednesday on charges of insulting members of Turkey's Supreme Electoral Council. The court convicted Imamoglu of the charge and also imposed a political...
The Greek Orthodox Church Where People From All Faiths Make a Wish
Panagia Vefa is a Greek Orthodox church in Istanbul when on the first day of each month people of all faiths go to make a wish
Greek Woman Among the Injured in Istanbul Bomb Attack
A Greek woman was among those injured at the Istanbul bomb attack on Sunday which claimed the lives of at least eight people. Dozens were injured. The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the woman whose identity has not...