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May 29, 1453: The Day Constantinople Fell

The fall of Constantinople, which occurred on May 29,1453 was the final phase of the Byzantine-Ottoman Wars (1265-1453) and the darkest page in Greek...

Russian Priests Claim Greek Visa Bias

Russian Orthodox priests are complaining they are unable to obtain Schengen visas for EU travel through Greek missions as relations between Athens and Moscow...

Constantinople Reconstructed: The City Recreated in All its Glory (photos)

Images of the city of Constantinople just before it fell to the Ottomans in 1453 have been created by archaeologists and published in the Turkish...

Armenian Genocide Remembered on April 24 (video)

The starting date of the Armenian Genocide is conventionally held to be 24 April 1915, the day that Ottoman authorities rounded up, arrested, and...

Constantinople Expats Reply to Turkish President’s One-Sided Allegations

The Association of Constantinople Expatriates sent a caustic open letter to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying that Ankara violates the rights of Greeks in...

What Do Greeks Have Against Tuesday the 13th?

Like the Anglo-Saxons consider Friday the 13th a bad luck day, Greeks have branded Tuesday the 13th as a day you'd rather stay home...

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...

Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church to be Held June in Crete

The next Holy and Great Synod of the Orthodox Church will take place at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, in Kolymbari, west of Chania....

Some Greeks Turn to Elder Paisios’ Prophecies on Russia-Turkey Conflict

The tension that was created after the shooting down of a Russian jet fighter by Turkish warplanes has led several Greeks to refer to...

Why Superstitious Greeks Fear Tuesday the 13th

When it comes to fearful dates, Friday the 13th is considered a bad luck day for most of the world. However, Greeks beg to...

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...

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