Tag: Asia Minor

agia Sophia “Mosque” in Nicaea/Iznik

Turkey: Hagia Sophia “Mosque” in Nicaea/Iznik

By Uzay Bulut Much of the international community has been shocked by the news concerning Turkey’s conversion of two historic Hagia Sophia churches into mosques in Istanbul and Trabzon. The famous Hagia…

Greek musician Agathonas Iakovidis, passes away aged 65

Greek musician Agathonas Iakovidis, passes away aged 65

Popular Rembetika singer Agathonas Iakovidis, passed away on Wednesday aged 65, after suffering a heart attack. Agathonas Iakovadis was born in Evangelismos, Lagada province, Thessaloniki, to refugee parents from Asia Minor. His…

Alexander the Great

On this day in 323 BC: The Death of Alexander the Great

On June 10, 323 BC in the late evening, after battling an unknown illness for nearly two weeks, Alexander the Great (Megas Alexandros), otherwise referred to as the “King of Kings”, quietly…

Eleftherios Venizelos

On this day, March 18th 1936- Eleftherios Venizelos passed away

Eleftherios Venizelos (Ελευθέριος Κυριάκου Βενιζέλος) has been named the most prominent politician in Greece’s modern history. Born on the 23rd of August 1864 in Chania, Crete he was the fifth child of Kyriakou Venizelou…

Mitsotakis and Erdogan

Mitsotakis and Erdogan to possibly meet in New York

Greece’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikos Dendias alluded to a possible meeting with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the UN General Assembly in New York, during a…

On this day in 1936, Eleftherios Venizelos passes away 25

On this day in 1936, Eleftherios Venizelos passes away

Eleftherios Venizelos (Ελευθέριος Κυριάκου Βενιζέλος) has been named the most prominent politician in Greece’s modern history. Born on the 23rd of August 1864 in Chania, Crete he was the fifth child of Kyriakou Venizelou…

A Taste of Asia Minor in Sydney    32

A Taste of Asia Minor in Sydney  

Fans of the hit movie A Touch of Spice will easily recall the mouth-watering sight of endless herbs and spices strewn across tables, hearty meat and vegetarian dishes and a devilishly syrupy…

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