By CANSU ÇAMLIBEL, Hurriyet Daily News
By Athanasios Grammenos, Kathimerini
The Greek Orthodox Church of America has always been considered the nucleus of community life and a significant part of the Greek-American identity. It is common knowledge that the first immigrant waves from Greece and Asia Minor took shelter around the Church, which, apart from spiritual services, also provided organizational and administrative support in their efforts to adapt and grow in the American melting pot.
By Antonis Diamataris, Kathimerini
In the history-filled chambers of the Holy Synod of the Phanar a week ago, Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios finally asked Archbishop Demetrios of America to submit his resignation.
A constructive deal to stabilize northern Syria.
By Wall Street Journal's Editorial Board
By Greek City Times
In light of Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias announcing that he expects the FYROM naming issue to be resolved very soon, “Macedonia is Greece” rallies have been organised around 24 cities today, protesting the use of the term “Macedonia.”
Anti-Muslim sentiment cuts across vast swathes of social, economic, cultural and political life in Britain today
By Tahir Abbas, Middle East Eye
By KERRY BOYD ANDERSON, Arab News
Rather than seeing the Mediterranean as it was in ancient times — a “liquid continent” more important to trade and travel than land routes — today people tend to view the sea as a dividing line between discrete land areas: North Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
A strong Turkey is good for the Balkans and a stable and prosperous Balkans is good for Turkey and the world
By Ibrahim Kalin, Daily sabah
Turkey's relationship with the Balkans and southern Europe has always been a matter of interest for some. What does Turkey want in the Balkans? What is its so-called 'grand plan' for the region? An important meeting in Ankara organized by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) this week sought to answer these questions. No need to panic: the answers are good for everyone.
By Edward G. Stafford, Ahval
As Turkish-U.S. relations continue to experience simmering tension that could boil over in response to provocative statements or actions from their leaders, it’s a good time to reflect on how U.S. policy towards Turkey was formulated pre-Trump and how it has changed with his arrival as the ultimate director of U.S. foreign policy .