The genocide of Armenians seized 1.5 million, Steve Jobs said, when in Istanbul

21/12/2011 Turkish tour guide Asil Tuncer disclosed some facts about the visit of the Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs to Turkey five years ago. When visiting Hagia Sophia, a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Jobs said to the guide: “This is what happened to the Christians?”, “You millions ...

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul may become Mosque

A. Tagiyeva 1/11/2011 Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, which was earlier a Patriarchal Orthodox Cathedral and later a mosque, and now a museum, may once again become an active mosque, the Sabah newspaper reports. Repairs are underway. A mimbar - a platform for the imam -- is planned to be built in the museum. Earlier, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent ...

Pangalos: Hagia Sophia belongs to neither Greeks nor Turks

20/9/2010 Greek Deputy Prime Minister Theodoros Pangalos has clearly expressed his objection to attempts to hold a Greek Orthodox Liturgy at the former basilica of Hagia Sophia regardless of Turkish laws that bar any religious services there, saying that Hagia Sophia belongs to neither Greeks nor Turks but to all of humanity. At the last minute, a ...

Liturgy at Hagia Sophia plan stirs Tension

17/9/2010 A group of Greek Americans and Greeks are planning to arrive in İstanbul today for a religious service at the Hagia Sophia, a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica which is now a museum, despite Turkish officials’ statements that it will not be allowed to take place. The group, a crowd of about 250 people consisting mostly ...

Archbishop George in Białystok

05.09.2010 Polish Orthodox Church From Thursday on an official visit to Poland paid archbishop of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas George. On Sunday hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church visited Białystok. Archbishop George visited churches in Białystok, including Hagia Sophia, Saint Spirit and the Resurrection. Throughout the visit hierarch was accompanied by archbishop of Bialystok and ...