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UNESCO's review of Hagia Sophia is still ongoing

UNESCO’s review of Hagia Sophia is still ongoing

UNESCO has responded to numerous inaccurate statements from the Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism. It is recalled two weeks ago Mehmet Nuri Ersoy reportedly stated that “since Greece complained about us…

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew congratulates Joe Biden on his victory

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew congratulates Joe Biden

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew sent a congratulatory message to Joe Biden. “The joy and enthusiasm for your electoral victory are not just personal feelings. They are also feelings of our Ecumenical Patriarchate and…

Mosque in Athens holds first Muslim prayers

Mosque in Athens holds first Muslim prayers

Eighteen Muslims living in Athens gathered on Monday to take part in the first prayer at the Mosque in Athens, according to Protothema. The first official mosque in Athens has had its…

Joe Biden celebrates the 80th anniversary of OXI Day

Joe Biden celebrates the 80th anniversary of OXI Day

Joe Biden- former vice president of the United States, now the Democratic presidential nominee- posted a message on social media on the occasion of OXI Day. “Today we celebrate the 80th anniversary…

hagia sophia

Toilets are being built inside Hagia Sophia

The General Directorate of Institutions which is under the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, announced a tender for the construction of toilets inside Hagia Sophia, Ethnos reported. Two years ago Turkish…

US presidential candidate Joe Biden presents 'vision for Greece'

US presidential candidate Joe Biden presents ‘vision for Greece’

Joe Biden- former vice president of the United States, now the Democratic presidential nominee- reiterated his long-standing commitment to Greece and Greek-Americans. In an announcement titled ‘Joe Biden’s vision for Greek Americans…

Greek PM thanks Joe Biden for his support over Hagia Sophia

Greek PM thanks Joe Biden for his support over Hagia Sophia

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis referred to Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden’s call on Turkey to reverse the decision on Hagia Sophia, during his speech at the Rotunda Monument in Thessaloniki on Wednesday…

Hagia Sophia – Then, Now, Always

Hagia Sophia – Then, Now, Always

Constantinos Patralis “But it’s a UNESCO heritage site!!” What a strange way to begin this conversation, rarely does one ask a question, make a statement or a comment even. It’s somehow unavoidable…

Muslims in Athens fear first official mosque will not open 4

Muslims in Athens fear first official mosque will not open

Muslims in Athens fear their own official place of worship that is due to open could be delayed in retaliation for the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque, Turkey’s Daily Sabah…

Turkey invites Pope Francis to Hagia Sophia

Turkey invites Pope Francis to Hagia Sophia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan invited the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State, Pope Francis to visit Hagia Sophia (Church of the Holy Wisdom), Anadolou Agency…

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