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Greece to Raise Turkey’s Provocations in Biden-Mitsotakis Meeting

Greece said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will raise the issue of Turkey's provocations in the Aegean with President Biden at the meeting of the two leaders in the White House on Monday. Government spokesperson Yiannis Economou noted that the "issue...

The Sound of Hagia Sophia, Recreated Centuries Later

The sound of Hagia Sophia was recreated recently by two scholars from California’s Stanford University by simply popping a balloon. Bissera Pentcheva, a professor of art history, has published a book on the subject titled Hagia Sophia: Sound, Space, and...

American Groups Join Forces to Stop Sale of U.S. F-16s to Turkey

Seven prominent organizations in the United States have written to the US Congress this week to express their alarm and concern that the Department of State is actively considering a Turkish request to purchase forty F-16 fighter jets and...

Turkey Further Away from EU Values, European Parliament Report Says

Without clear and significant progress in EU-related reforms, the European Parliament cannot envisage resuming accession negotiations with Turkey, warn MEPs in a report adopted on Thursday. In a report adopted on Thursday by 54 votes in favour, 7 against, and...

Turkey Signals it Would Veto NATO Accession of Finland, Sweden

Turkey would not positively welcome Finland and Sweden joining the NATO alliance, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday, describing the initiative as a mistake. "We do not have a positive opinion. Scandinavian countries are like a guest house for terrorist...

Hagia Sophia Features in New Turkish Passports

Hagia Sophia, the symbolic center of the Greek Orthodox faith that was converted by Turkey into a mosque in 2020, will be featured in the new Turkish passport, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Tuesday. According to the Turkish president,...

Constantinople Greeks: The Cosmopolitans of Byzantium’s Capital

Most people are aware of the song “Istanbul was Constantinople” and perhaps no better than the Greeks of Istanbul themselves.

What Happened to the Camels of Greece?

Several decades ago, when burning wood was the only means of keeping one's home warm, camels were not an uncommon sight in rural Greece.

Greece Alerts NATO to Airspace Violations by Turkey

Greece's PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has briefed NATO on the recent upsurge in overflight violations by Turkey of its airspace in eastern Aegean. Speaking in Athens on Thursday, the Greek Premier announced that he spoke to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and...

Turkey Sentences Activist Osman Kavala to Life in Prison

Philanthropist and human rights activist Osman Kavala was sentenced to life in prison by a court in Turkey on Monday. The decision was condemned by the US, Germany, and a host of international human rights organizations. The conviction, which found...