Tag: Istanbul

Billy Cotsis launches new book set in 1453 Constantinople

Second generation Greek Australian Billy Cotsis, has written a number of books including the acclaimed Many Faces of Hellenic Culture, Once upon a time in Crystal Palace and From Pyrrhus to Cyprus. Recently, he has added one more to his publishing list- 1453: Constantinople & the Immortal Rulers or there are no dogs here.

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…

Athens hotel occupancy rates down by 49.2% due to pandemic

According to data recently released by the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association, hotel occupancy rates in the first seven months of the year plunged by 49.2% due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite fewer…

Cargo ship crashes into rocks on the island of Tilos

Cargo ship ‘Messila’ carrying wind turbine blades ran aground on rocks off the eastern coast of Tilos on Thursday morning. The cargo ship was en route from Mersin, Turkey to Istanbul. According…

Turkey converts another ancient Orthodox Church into a mosque

After Hagia Sophia, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan turned another World Heritage Site, the ancient Church of Chora (“Church of the Holy Savior in Chora”) in Constantinople (Turkish: İstanbul), into a mosque.…

Greek reporter in Turkey harassed while on air (VIDEO)

A Greek reporter was harassed while doing a live broadcast from Constantinople (Turkish: İstanbul). The Greek reporter, who was live on air for SKAI, questioned his harasser in fluent Turkish. Greek journalists…

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