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Orthodox News

Greek Reporter: Turkish TV Producers Blow Up Greek Orthodox Church

Cappadocia, Turkey, has always been a favorite filming backdrop for Turkish television producers. There are many old mansions in the area that were inhabited…

Sep 24, 2014
This Week in Orthodoxy

World Responses to Persecution of Christians

Hello, I’m Emmy Louvaris with “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church….

Sep 06, 2014
Orthodox News

World Bulletin: Turkey’s Erdogan says Greek Orthodox school may reopen

(World Bulletin / News Desk) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday the Halki seminary could be opened, but simultaneous steps should…

Sep 02, 2014
Orthodox News

BBC: Turkey’s Religious Ghost Town

By Elizabeth Warkentin Few independent tourists make their way to Kayakoy, a ghost town just 5km west of the tattoo parlours, British pubs and dance clubs…

Aug 28, 2014
Orthodox News

Greek Reporter: Ecumenical Patriarch’s Fifth Visit to Sumela Monastery

by Ioanna Zikakou Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited Sumela Monastery in Turkey for the fifth consecutive year and officiated the Divine Liturgy…

Aug 18, 2014
Orthodox News

Obama administration to Turkey: Reopen Halki Seminary

Editor’s note: Part of a blog post by Hannah Gais at the Foreign Policy Association In an annual report released by the Department of State this…

Aug 01, 2014
Orthodox News

The Guardian: Cyprus divided: 40 years on, a family recalls how the island was torn apart

On the outskirts of a mountain village in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus, Lakis Zavallis, 72 in September, is scrambling about a rocky roadside hillside…

Jul 20, 2014
Orthodox News

Greek Reporter: Shocking Photos for 40-year Anniversary of Turkish Invasion of Cyprus

Sunday July 20, 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the island’s division, the unsettling wail of the sirens in the early morning hours a stark reminder…

Jul 20, 2014
Orthodox News

Victor Gaetan: Turkey: Secularist Siege Against Orthodox Church

Reading this article is like taking a tour of the Holy Theological School of Halki. Victor Gaetan describes what can be seen there and reflects on the…

Jul 09, 2014
The Sounding

Bedrosyan: The Genocide of the Pontic Greeks

As we continue to watch the violence against Christian populations in the Middle East, it can be helpful to understand the modern history of persecution….

Jul 05, 2014