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September 6, 1955: The Violent Istanbul Pogrom Against Greeks

The Greeks in Istanbul were a longstanding, thriving community comprised mostly of families of merchants. In 1955 their population was about 100,000 and they...

Greece Condemns Muslim Prayers at Hagia Sophia

Greek officials responded this week to plans by Turkey to celebrate the 567th anniversary since the fall of Istanbul by offering Muslim prayers at...

Istanbul vs. Constantinople — and Why Both are Greek Cities

On May 29, 2019, with the anniversary of the Fall of Constantinople approaching, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a municipal election campaign speech...
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The Sound of Hagia Sophia, Recreated Centuries Later

The magnificent edifice of Hagia Sophia, which was constructed in the 6th century and served as a cathedral for almost one thousand years, is...

PM Tsipras Tells Turks ”We Can Coexist Without Fear and Hatred”

The Greek Prime Minister gave an interview this week to the Turkish TGRT Haber television channel while he was in Turkey visiting Ankara, Istanbul and...

Greek PM Tsipras Visits Hagia Sophia; Calls for Reopening of Seminary

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras paid a symbolic visit on Wednesday to Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia and the Orthodox Seminary of Halki during the...

Athenian Hotel Prices See Steep Rise in 2018

The emergence of Athens as one of the most popular "city-break" destinations in Europe during the last few years has caused a substantial increase...

Greek Singer Criticized for Turkey Performance

Greek singer Glykeria has come under fire for preparing to perform at an Istanbul concert hall on Tuesday. Some social media users are accusing the...

Greek Holy Spring Under Istanbul Restaurant

Istanbul’s Asian-side district of Moda has always been a popular draw for many city dwellers. Largely middle-class and secular, it offers pleasant walks, hip...

Greece Reacts to New Muslim Prayer, Koran Reading in Hagia Sophia

The Greek government reacted to Wednesday's reading of the Koran and Muslim prayer in Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, despite the strictly secular museum character...

Pavlopoulos in Istanbul: ‘We Must not Allow Petty Things Turn into Bigger Ones’

Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos stressed the importance of turning each country's different features into positive energy for meeting the common targets in the framework...

Five Injured in Clashes Between Greek and Turkish Fans in Istanbul (video)

At least five fans of Olympiakos basketball team were injured on Friday in Istanbul during clashes that broke out between Greek and Turkish fans...

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