Defense ministers to pick up where Tsipras, Erdogan left off

Picking up where Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan left off last week, the defense ministers of both countries will continue exploring ways to keep channels of communications open between Athens and Ankara in the context of NATO's ministerial summit in Brussels on Wednesday.

Greek PM to visit Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will on Wednesday visit the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.

The visit, which takes place on the second day of Tsipras's trip to Turkey, is scheduled to take place at 9.15 a.m.

Built in the 6th century under order of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian, Hagia Sophia - a UNESCO world heritage site - was once Christendom's greatest cathedral.

Race between pipelines and LNG could benefit Turkey: IEA chief

French Energy company Schneider Electric's Cluster President for Turkey and Central Asia Countries, Bora Tuncer, presented the company's "Positive Energy Award" to Fatih Birol in a ceremony in Istanbul on Dec 25. "Sustainable energy is the future and the technology will be decisive for that," Bora said during the event.

Centuries-old encrypted letter stirs up mystery at harem of Topkapı Palace

Ongoing restorations at Topkapı Palace have unearthed never-before-seen silver and gold coins, jewelries, talismans, amulets and letters. But one mysterious finding amongst others was an encrypted letter dating back to 1871, carrying the seal of Cevher Agha, also known as the Dârüssaade Ağası, the chief eunuch of Sultan Abdülaziz’s harem, found in a closet at the harem of the palace.