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Athens’ Last Ottoman Fountain Was Built by City’s Tyrannical Ruler

A unique monument in Athens lies hidden in one of the gardens belonging to the capital's Agricultural University on Iera Odos (Sacred Road), the...

Turkish Model Rejects Greek Offer Because it Deserves an ‘Ottoman Slap’

A Turkish fashion model has sparked controversy after claiming she turned down a job offer in Athens "because of the attitude of Greece towards...

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...

Mayor of Thessaloniki Vows to Preserve City’s Ottoman Heritage

The mayor of Thessaloniki said the city is getting ready to uncover more Ottoman heritage -- including mosques and baths -- and plans to...

Chios Celebrates 105th Anniversary of Liberation from the Ottomans (video)

105 years since the liberation of Chios from the Ottomans the people of the island are taking part in ceremonies to mark the occasion. The...

How the Holocaust of Arkadi Put an End to Legitimacy of Ottoman Rule in...

Although mainland Greece had been liberated from the Ottomans since the late 1820s, Crete was still suffering under Sultan rule. The Ottoman oppression forced 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...

When Greeks Took Back Acropolis From the Ottomans in 1822

The takeover of Acropolis by the Greek rebels on June 9, 1822 was a crucial step in Greece's War of Independence against the ruling...

Kalavryta: The First Greek City Liberated From the Ottomans

On March 21, 1821 the Greek rebels started the siege of Kalavryta, making it the first Greek town that was liberated from the Ottomans, thus...

Freezing Refugees Leave Moria to Bunker Down in Old Ottoman Castle

Several refugees and migrants left the camp in Moria, Lesvos, and set up their tents in a ruined Ottoman castle in Mytilene, in a...

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...

Exhibition: The Often Neglected History of ‘Ottoman Athens’

It is a part of Greek history often ignored or downright hated by Greeks: an exhibition currently on display at the Gennadius Library...

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