Washington and Ankara are close to signing a security deal to improve cooperation in stemming the threat of groups like the Islamic State (IS). In the face of strong criticism from its allies,
May 12, 2015
Bartholomew I, the Istanbul-based Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarch, extolled religious freedoms in Turkey and thanked local authorities and the government for permission to hold the Divine Liturgy in an ancient church in western Turkey.
Daily Sabah: May 9, 2015
Most historians agree that the massacre, deportation and death of more than 1 million Armenians in the Turkish Ottoman Empire that began 100 years ago this month was a genocide. But mention the word “genocide” in Washington, in the context of Armenia, and the level of discomfort is palpable.
April 22, 2015
Ankara is becoming increasingly concerned about whether U.S. President Barack Obama will follow Pope Francis and the EU parliament in using the word "genocide" on the 100th anniversary (April 24) of the start of the mass killings of Armenians
April 22, 2015
Onur Romano, a founding member of Turkey’s Atheism Association, opens the office and checks the mail. For once, he says, there are no death threats.
April 16, 2015
Turkey recalled its ambassador to the Vatican Sunday after Pope Francis marked the 100th anniversary of the mass killing of Armenians by calling it a genocide.
April 12, 2015
Hagia Sophia, a former church and a mosque, served as a secular museum since the 1930s
i24news: April 11, 2015
After a hiatus lasting nearly a century, the message of Christ's resurrection will once again sound in the historic Orthodox church of Saint Voukolos (Aya Vukla) in Izmir, which held its first Holy Week services since 1922.
April 11, 2015
Peace talks on ethnically-divided Cyprus will resume soon, according to the area's UN envoy. Both sides have taken a half-year break amid an argument over offshore gas reserves.
Deutsche Welle: April 7, 2015
The head of Turkey's power grid operator has resigned after the country suffered its worst blackout in over a decade. To blame were mismanagment and excessive risk-taking.
Deutsche Welle: April 6, 2015