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Erdogan Doubts Lausanne Treaty Again; Feels Nostalgic for Ottoman Empire

  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan once again referred to the Lausanne Peace Treaty of 1923 stating that his country has been "trapped" in this document that defines borders between Greece and Turkey. He made these comments while a dogfight...

Greek Centre Hosts Open Seminar: Cotton Production in Ottoman Egypt and the Role of Greek Entrepreneurs

The role that Greek entrepreneurs played in the expansion of cotton production and trade in 19th century Ottoman Egypt is a tale of self-motivated pioneers. Cotton as a commodity was the force behind the Industrial Revolution, and now you can...

Greek History and Cultural Seminar at the Greek Centre Melbourne on the Samian King of Moldovia

A Seminar on Greek History and Culture is taking place at the Greek Centre in Melbourne on July 7. The open seminar titled Iakovos Vasilikos, the Samian king of Moldovia, will focus on Greek native, Iakovos Vasilikos, who was the King...

The History Behind Thessaloniki's Hottest Neighborhood

One of the most "famous" districts in Thessaloniki that attracts both tourists as well as locals is "Ladadika" -- a historical neighborhood that has been configured just for pedestrians and constitutes a favorite destination especially for the nightlife. Ladadika is...

Greek Consulate to Host Lectures on Ottoman Past

The Greek Consulate in Istanbul has organized a series of lectures entitled “Remembering the Ottoman Past in the Eastern Mediterranean,” in collaboration with the National Hellenic Research Institute (Ottoman Studies Programme) and the Orient-Institut in Istanbul. The first lecture...

Defense Minister Urges Greeks to Stand Behind Govt

National Defense Minister Panos Kammenos urged all Greeks on Sunday to unite in the Greek government’s current struggle to achieve a deal, regardless of political convictions, during a visit to the town of Souli in western Greece. Speaking at...

562 Years Since the Fall of Constantinople: The End of an Empire [VIDEO]

The fall of Constantinople was the result of a three month siege by the Ottoman army, led by Sultan Mehmed II. At the time, Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos was the  ruler of the Byzantine capital. The siege lasted from April...

Greece, 6 Bankruptcies in Less Than 200 Years

Greece has been the center of attention for over two weeks, after the January 25 elections. Foreign media, news agencies, government officials and investors are watching the new Greek government closely, criticizing its every move. Furthermore, people around the world...

Australians and New Zealanders Traveling to Lemnos in April

This April the Greek island of Lemnos will be flooded with visitors from Australia and New Zealand, including several Australian politicians. Navy ships from both countries will sail to Lemnos, along with cruise ships and private yachts for the...

Zincirli Mosque Serres: The Forgotten Monument

The Zincirli Mosque in the Greek northern town of Serres, one of the oldest Ottoman mosques in Europe, has opened its gates for public, non-religious use after nearly a century of neglect. Built by Mimar Sinan (1490-1588), the famous Ottoman...