Church that Held the 7th Ecumenical Council at Nicea to be Turned into Mosque

Source: Vatican Insider Hagia Sophia in Nicea, where the Seventh Ecumenical Council was held in 787, is about to be declared a mosque by the Turkish authorities. As the Turkish press reports, the call to prayer was sung from the Muezzin last Thursday, for the first time since the founding of the Turkish Republish in 1923. The minaret was added to the church in the city that the Turks … [Read more...]

Where Heaven Falls Prey to Thieves: The Plundering of Turkish Occupied Cyprus [VIDEO]

Source: Vimeo A short documentary about the extensive art theft that has taken place in North Cyprus since the 1974 Turkish invasion. The theft has taken place with tacit or active approval from the Turkish army. The plunder not only served as a source of income for criminals in North Cyprus and shady antiquity dealers, it was also an act to eradicate the memory of Cyprus as a Christian … [Read more...]

‘Erdoğan saved future of Greek Orthodox Patriarchate

Source: Today's Zaman The spokesperson of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, Father Dositheos Anağnostopulos, has said Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan saved the future of the patriarchate by offering Turkish citizenship to a number of archbishops in 2009. In an interview with the Star daily, Anağnos-topulos said there were 12 archbishops on the patriarchate's Spiritual Board at the … [Read more...]

Patsourakos: Turkey Must End Its Control of Northern Cyprus

George Patsourakos, commentator on the AOI blog and editor of the Theology and Society blog, argues Turkey must end its occupation of Cyprus. Source: Theology and Society For the first time since Turkey invaded the island of Cyprus in 1974, it was revealed by a former Turkish general this week that Turks secretly and intentionally burned down at least one mosque on the island at that … [Read more...]

Michael Rubin: Turkey on the Brink

Recently, American Enterprise Institute scholar Michael Rubin addressed a luncheon on Capitol Hill and gave a master class on the devolution of the once-secular state of Turkey into the swamp of Islamism with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his party. … [Read more...]

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