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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…

Russia says the conversion of Hagia Sophia is a Turkish matter 1

Russia says the conversion of Hagia Sophia is a Turkish matter

Relations between Moscow and Ankara will not deteriorate due to the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said when asked in an interview with Avtoradio radio station.…

Vandals attack Ancient Greek site in Albania 3

Vandals attack Ancient Greek site in Albania

The destruction of ancient Nymphaeum (monumental fountain) of ancient Apollonia (Ἀπολλωνία) near Fieri (Φίερι) has caused outrage in the Greek community of Northern Epirus, in southern Albania. Vandals have caused irreparable damage…

Spinalonga nominated to become a UNESCO World Heritage site 5

Spinalonga nominated to become a UNESCO World Heritage site

The Culture Ministry of Greece has submitted the final nomination file for the island of Spinalonga to be included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. “It will be Crete’s first site to be included on the UNESCO…