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OP/ED: It’s a shame for living history to become the object of a statements war

By   /  09/06/2016  /  Culture, GR Culture, GR Politics, Greece, Headlines, Politics, TR Culture, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on OP/ED: It’s a shame for living history to become the object of a statements war

Athens, June 9, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris The nationalistic crowns on both sides at a time when Greece and Turkey are trying to overcome obsessions and centuries-old prejudices and open communication channels to settle their differences, the reading of the Koran after midnight in Hagia Sophia, has been converted in a war […]

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«The Eye of Istanbul» – Life and Photos of Ara Güler

By   /  12/05/2016  /  Culture, GR Culture, Greece, TR Culture, Turkey  /  Comments Off on «The Eye of Istanbul» – Life and Photos of Ara Güler

Athens, May 12, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Manolis Kostidis Athens, May 12, 2016. To the personality, work and course of the Turkish photographer Ara Güler referred the makers of the documentary «The Eye of Istanbul» at a press conference organized by the Office of Culture and Tourism of the Turkish Embassy in Athens, on […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: “The reopening of the theological school is a subject that ‘burns’ us”

By   /  19/10/2015  /  Culture, GR Culture, GR Social, Greece, Social, TR Culture, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: “The reopening of the theological school is a subject that ‘burns’ us”

Athens, October 19, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency “It is unthinkable to have been open during the Ottoman Empire era and be closed now”. By Manolis Kostidis His deep concern about the non-reopening of the Theological School of Halki expressed the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during his visit to the President of the Republic of Greece Prokopis […]

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Hugh Jackman says his grandfather was an Ottoman

By   /  19/03/2015  /  Culture, TR Culture, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Hugh Jackman says his grandfather was an Ottoman

Ankara, March 19, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency Review Hari Stefanatos In an interview with the newspaper Hurriyet, Hugh Jackman said that his grandfather was an Ottoman and that “I could call myself a Turk”, since his grandfather immigrated to Australia not from Greece, but from the Ottoman lands. “My father and uncle went to […]

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Yaşar Kemal passed away

By   /  01/03/2015  /  Culture, Headlines, TR Culture, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Yaşar Kemal passed away

Ankara, March 1, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Manolis Kostidis He was considered the biggest litterateur in Turkey Passed away on Saturday afternoon at the age of 92 years the Kurdish Turkish writer Yasar Kemal. He might have been the greatest writer in Turkey. He was the first Turk to be proposed for the […]

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Important archeological discovery in Cappadocia

By   /  06/01/2015  /  Culture, TR Culture, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Important archeological discovery in Cappadocia

Ankara, January 6, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Manolis Kostidis One of the largest underground cities in the world was discovered Turkish archeologists refer to the discovery as the largest underground city in the world, dating 5000 years. This city was discovered in Cappadocia completely by chance, during the demolition of a buildings from […]

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Turkish Embassy in Athens Inaugurates Culture and Tourism Office

By   /  10/12/2014  /  Business, Culture, GR Business, GR Culture, GR Politics, Greece, Headlines, Politics, TR Business, TR Culture, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Turkish Embassy in Athens Inaugurates Culture and Tourism Office

Ankara, December 10, 2014 / Independent Balkan News Agency By Manolis Kostidis The inauguration of the Culture and Tourism Office of the Turkish Embassy in Athens was held Saturday, December 6, 2014 in the presence of Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, Mr. Ömer Çelik and Minister of Tourism Mr. Olga Kefalogianni, on the […]

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Ottoman language and writing teaching plan brings reactions in Turkey

By   /  08/12/2014  /  Culture, Headlines, Social, TR Culture, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Ottoman language and writing teaching plan brings reactions in Turkey

Ankara, December 8, 2014 / Independent Balkan News Agency “They are turning Turkey into a medieval country”, says the opposition “Some are allergic to the Ottoman language”, answers Davutoglu By Manolis Kostidis Major discussions and reactions has caused in Turkey the government’s plan to integrate in the educational programmes the Οttoman language and writing. The issue […]

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Pope Francis on rare Turkey visit

By   /  28/11/2014  /  Culture, Headlines, Politics, Social, TR Culture, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Pope Francis on rare Turkey visit

  The Pope to visit the Ecumenical Patriarchate and meet with Patriarch Bartholomew today Pope Francis visited Erdogan’s palace in a modest car Pope Francis: “May god always watch over Turkey” By Manolis Kostidis – Ankara Pope Francis began his three-day visit to Turkey and the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in order to promote religious dialogue. “I […]

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Biden visits the Ecumenical Patriarchate

By   /  24/11/2014  /  Culture, Politics, TR Culture, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Biden visits the Ecumenical Patriarchate

  By Manolis Kostidis – Ankara Before his departure from Istanbul Joe Biden visited Fannar and met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The area around Fanar was blockaded by the Turkish police and extraordinary security measures were taken. The meeting between the two men lasted two hours and they reportedly discussed the issue of the reopening […]

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