Ankara criticizes ‘anti-Turkish’ bill on Christian properties

The U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs recently adopted a bill regarding the return of property confiscated from Christians in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The bill passed through the House Foreign Affairs committee on Thursday, June 26, 2014. The bill requires that the U.S. secretary of state provides an annual report […]

Armenia rejects request to reopen 250-year-old mosque

The request, which was put forward by ASIMDER General Manager Goksel Gulbey with the support of 14 non-governmental organizations, was turned down by the Armenian authorities. Armenia has rejected a request to open up a mosque for the performance of Friday prayers by a Turkey-based non-governmental organization. The International Association Against Unfounded Armenian Allegations (ASIMDER) […]

Mass in Akdamar Church unites Turks, Kurds and Armenians

The annual historic mass was attended by senior religious figures from Greek, Armenian and Syrian Orthodox churches for the first time. A special mass, which was held in Akdamar Church in Turkey’s eastern province of Van on Sunday for the fifth year in a row, was attended by senior religious figures from Greek, Armenian and […]