“We are confident that someday this school will reopen, and we have to prepare ourselves for that day,” says Metropolitan Elpidophoros, the abbot of Halki. He has reestablished a monastery at the site of the distinguished Eastern Orthodox seminary closed by the Turkish government for 43 years. More
Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees depend on hospitality in Turkey; artists picture Mary the mother of Jesus; a church invites the community to a Messiah sing-along. More
“I put myself into their place. I would be in the same situation. I would be the one who escaped from the war, from this conflict, and they came here and you know Turkish hospitality,” says Savas Metin, general secretary of the Turkish nongovernmental aid organization called Kimse Yok Mu. “They came to our country, and it is our duty to help them.” More
President Barack Obama is in Turkey, where he is reaching out to a majority Muslim country and talking about bridging the East-West divide.