RELIGION

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ANALYSIS

Hagia Sophia is at the center of a political controversy in Turkey. The conversion of the museum housed in a 6th century Christian church in Istanbul into a mosque by presidential decree sparked a big debate in the country. Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s move is seen as a turning point for the Turkish president, having generated […]



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NEWS

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias expressed his best wishes to Muslims in Greece and around the world for Eid al-Fitr, which celebrates the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan, and will be marked from 12 to 13 May this year.

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The world-famous monastic community of Mount Athos in northern Greece is reopening its doors to pilgrims and visitors after a months-long lockdown, according to an announcement on Tuesday.


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NEWS

Greek Foreign Ministry sources on Wednesday dismissed the accusations of a Turkish government official who claimed that the country is violating the rights of its large Muslim minority, saying the community is “flourishing.”



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Inspectors check travelers’ documents at Larissis train station in Athens. With a ban in place on nonessential interregional travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, police have stepped up checks at exit points including toll gates, train stations and ports ahead of the Easter weekend.


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NEWS

Police activated a plan of intensive controls on Friday, aiming to limit travel between regions in view of Easter week and to prevent a mass exodus from major urban centers – and especially from Attica to various provincial destinations.