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First Mosque in Modern Greek History Opens in Athens

The first Muslim mosque to open for worship in Athens since the establishment of the modern Greek state opened its doors in the capital city on Friday. After numerous delays, for a variety of reasons, the mosque in the Votanikos neighborhood was...

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...

Turkey’s Erdogan Repeats Threats To Turn Hagia Sophia Into Mosque

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeated on Friday his intentions to change Hagia Sophia's status from Museum to Mosque. Erdogan has made Hagia Sophia one of the main topics of the political discourse in Turkey ahead of Sunday's local...

Greece Calls Erdogan's Threat to Turn Hagia Sophia into a Mosque an Insult

The Greek government responded on Monday to Turkish President's Erdogan's threat to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque by saying that this represents an insult not only to Christians but to the international community. Greek Foreign Minister George Katrougalos said...

Turkey’s Erdogan Threatens to Turn Hagia Sophia to a Mosque

On the eve of Greek national day, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced the possibility of reverting the Hagia Sophia to a mosque. "This is not unlikely. We might even change its name to Ayasofya Mosque," Erdogan said during a...

Turkey's Erdogan Demands Minarets for Athens Mosque

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that minarets should be built on  the mosque in Athens currently under construction. "Why isn't there a minaret? Can a church be a church without a bell tower?" Erdogan was quoted as...

Search for Imam Begins as Athens Mosque Nears Completion

As Athens prepares to welcome the first government-funded mosque in the city in March, 2019, the search for an imam has begun. The Education Ministry’s committee for the new mosque announced on Monday that Muslims who legally reside in Attica...

Turkey’s Constitutional Court To Decide If Hagia Sophia Will Become A Mosque

The Constitutional Court of Turkey is due to decide on Thursday whether Hagia Sophia will be turned into a place of Muslim worship after an appeal made by a private organization called "Authority for Historical Monuments and Environment". The Temple that...

Erdogan’s Present to Albania: Biggest Mosque in the Balkans Nears Completion

Inaugurated in 2015 by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Albanian counterpart Bujar Nishani the construction project of the Grand Mosque 'Namazgja' in Tirana is continuing faster than it was imagined. Journalist Vincent Triest uploaded on Twitter the...

Restored 17th-Century Ottoman Mosque in Athens Opens to Visitors

The 17th century Fethiye Mosque, located at the ancient Roman Agora in central Athens has been restored. Without cracks in the walls and on the roof, it opens with its first exhibition presenting the history of the monument and the...