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Istanbul’s Greeks Demand Citizenship Restoration

The Greek population of Istanbul, which was rather forced to leave Turkey because of the sociopolitical situation, is now asking for its citizenship rights’ restoration, Sunday’s Zaman reported. Greeks in İstanbul, known as Rums (Turkey’s Greeks), are finally given the...

Erdogan Hosts Samaras, Greek Business Leaders

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Greek counterpart Antonis Samaras are set to participate in a joint business event on  March 4 in Istanbul that seeks to boost trade between the two countries, the event's host said,...

Forum on Greek – Turkish Cooperation

Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) will organize Turkey-Greece Business Forum in Istanbul on March 4, Anatolia news agency reports today adding that the event will be held under coordination of the Ministry of Economy and in cooperation with Turkish...

Erdogan Critical of Greek-appointed Muftis

Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized the appointment of senior religious authorities for the Muslim minority in Thrace by the Greek state, a day after meeting with his Greek counterpart, Antonis Samaras, in Qatar, when Erdogan said Turkey...

Turkey Mulls Re-opening Halki Seminary

After much prodding from Greece and international pressure, the Turkish government is examining at least two formulas for the reopening of the Greek Orthodox seminary on Halki island off Istanbul, the Hurriyet daily said, adding that Prime Minister Recep...

Erdogan, Avramopoulos Do S & P Tango

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized the decision by the ratings agency Standard & Poor's to upgrade Greece's standing, taking it out of the territory of possible default and up to a B- standing. Erdogan said the...

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Reportedly Claims Olympic Flame is Turkish

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated, occasioned by the 2012 Olympic Games taking place in London, that the Olympic flame and by extension, the Olympic torch relay, has a Turkish origin. According to star.gr, during a meeting they had...

Will Istanbul’s Greek Seminary Reopen?

According to archpriest and Metropolitan of Bursa Elpidophoros Lambriniadis, the Halki Greek Orthodox Seminary on Istanbul's Heybeliada Island may reopen after being closed for 41 years. Its classrooms are being renovated and academics from Thessaloniki University have contributed to this...

Phone Call Between Greek PM Papademos and Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received a phone call from his Greek counterpart, Lucas Papademos. The two PMs agreed on the continutity of the cooperation between Turkey and Greece.