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The Benizelos Mansion: The Oldest Athenian House Which is Now a Museum

For centuries Athens has been home to spectacular monuments that date all the way back to the peak of Ancient Greek civilization. The Parthenon, as well as tens of other ancient monuments, can be seen around the Greek capital. However, the...

Turkey’s Presidency Celebrates Fall of Constantinople (video)

Turkey's presidency has released a grandiose video celebrating the fall of Constantinople with a slick, CGI-rich production which links the 1453 Ottoman conquest with the rule of present-day leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Also backed by Istanbul City Council, the video depicts...

Greek Authorities to Restore Ottoman Mosque on Lesvos

A ruined mosque on the Greek island of Lesvos is to be restored as part of a €1.2-million ($1.4 million) program of renovation works. Yeni Mosque (from the Turkish 'yeni camii' or 'new mosque') north of modern-day Mytilene was built in...

Greek and Turkish Cypriots are Close Genetically, Study Says

Greek and Turkish Cypriots have a lot in common genetically, says a DNA study presented in scientific journal Plos One. "Despite historical records on the origins of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, the genetic ancestry of the two communities has...

Turkey's Continued Siege of Constantinople: Insulting Celebration of Greek Bloodshed on May 29

May 29 marks the 563rd anniversary of the siege and capture of the magnificent Christian Orthodox city of Constantinople, the eastern capital of the Roman Empire, to the forces led by the Ottoman Turkish Sultan, Mohammed (Mehmet) II. A...