Istanbul

Exhibition on Istanbul in Athens

Istanbul is a city full of contradictions, a crossroad of civilizations where tradition fuses with modernity. Such is the theme of the work by two Athens-raised, Istanbul-based friends, painter Olga Alexopoulou and writer Alex Massavetas, whose exhibition opens at Athens' IANOS  bookstore on April 1.  The two...

Istanbul: School Conference on Greek Poet G. Seferis

The life and work of Greek poet Giorgos Seferis is being studied by students, academics, writers, actors and journalists, at a student conference launched today by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, in Istanbul. The conference is entitled: "Giorgos Seferis. From...

Greek Bank Buys Istanbul ‘Crystal Tower’

Turkish media report that National Bank of Greece, which owns Finansbank in Turkey, has bought one of Istanbul's tallest skyscrapers, the 40-story "Crystal Tower",  for 303 million dollars. The 170-meter Crystal Tower was sold to the National Bank by Koru Property Investments, a subsidiary...

Exhibition on Greeks Deported from Istanbul

The Greek -Armenian artist Hera Buyuktasciyan will present the history of the Greeks of Istanbul and their deportation in 1964 through a very interesting project entitled "20 Dollars, 20 Kilos" based on interviews of people who experienced the events first...

Patriarchs And Archbishops to Meet in Istanbul

The Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, has extended an invitation to fourteen Orthodox Church patriarchs and archbishops to gather in Istanbul for a three-day meeting to take place in March. The patriarchs and archbishops who will meet at the Fener...

Legal Battle of Greeks in Istanbul

The Greek community of Istanbul has turned to the Turkish Court asking for the return of three orthodox churches and many other properties that were given by the Turkish state in the so-called ''Autocephalous Turkish Orthodox Patriarchate" which isn't recognized...

Turkey: Conference “on ‘Legal Entities of non-Muslims: Problems and Rights’

  A conference on “Legal entities of non-Muslims: problems and rights” organized by Istanbul Bilgi University was held in Istanbul for the purpose of discussing legal issues that concern the non-Islamic communities in Turkey. The conference was attended many lawyers,...

Epiphany Day in Bosporus

Greek Orthodox faithful swam in İstanbul's iconic Golden Horn to retrieve a wooden crucifix thrown into the Bosporus during Epiphany day celebrations on Monday. Priests and Orthodox Christians were present at the Fener dock where the Metropolit threw a large...

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...

Greeks Returning to Istanbul After Half a Century

For the first time in the last 50 years the Greek population of Istanbul is rising as they are no longer leaving their city but staying, as Independent Balkan News Agency reports. Influenced by the economic crisis plaguing Greece, Greeks...