Wednesday, 19 June , 2024

Orthodox Christians

Turkey converts yet another ancient Greek church into a mosque

By Uzay Bulut Feb 4, 2020 The Turkish newspaper Hurriyet has reported that the Hagia Sofia “Mosque” in Edirne is being restored, and it will...

A long farewell to Yugoslavia

In an interview with Martin Meyer and Andreas Breitenstein, Peter Handke discusses what happened in the break-up of the former Yugoslavia 22/06/2006 With Montenegro's declaration of...

Erdogan’s Cultural Wars

What caused Erdogan’s change of heart on Hagia Sophia? March 29, 2019 President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent remarks that Hagia Sophia, a famed Istanbul landmark,...

Politics and Spirit: the Battle for Balkan Minds

by William Mallinson  Dimitris Konstantakopoulos’ punchy piece of 11 December about the split between Moscow and Constantinople triggered in my mind some other related factors...

Ukrainian far-right MP declares ‘hunt’ for Moscow-loyal priests after split

17 Dec, 2018 A Ukrainian MP and ex-head of ultra-nationalist Right Sector has called for all priests loyal to the Russian Orthodox Church to ‘hunted...

Imperialism, Geopolitics and Religion: The Split Between Moscow and Constantinople

By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos 11.12.2018 A very serious rift regarding Ukraine is now developing between the Ecumenical (Universal) Patriarchate of Constantinople and the biggest and more powerful...

Erdogan et le nouveau schisme orthodoxe

16 Οctobre 2018 La question du jour ne cessera de hanter les historiens les décennies à venir. Quel rôle a joué le président turc Reçep Tayip...

Biggest split in modern Orthodox history: Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties...

15 Oct, 2018 In the biggest rift in modern Orthodox history, the Russian Orthodox Church has cut all ties with the Constantinople Patriarchate, effectively splitting...

US diplomats act like imperial governors riding roughshod over sovereignty of...

By John Laughland 19 Jul, 2018 On the world’s Grand Chessboard, the US is fighting for control and influence. And there are countries where its ambassadors...

Russia understands that pressure was put on Greece in expulsion of...

Maria Zakharova expressed regrets over Greece’s decision, noting that such incidents in bilateral relations "don’t go unnoticed, don’t melt into thin air" July 18, 2018 Moscow...