Patriarch Sahak II says it would be better to see visitors prostrating themselves "with respect and awe" rather than running around taking pictures.
Murat Dilmener was first Syriac Christian to teach at Istanbul medical school.
Vocal group Capella Romana releases music as though sung in Hagia Sophia.
It once competed in splendor with Cairo and Constantinople, but all its inhabitants left in the 14th and 15th centuries.
Turkey apparently wants to rout the Kurds across the border, but Syriac population is in the middle.
Turkish president speaks at groundbreaking ceremony for Mor Efrem Syriac Orthodox church.
The “grotto of St. Peter” in Antioch is considered one of the first churches of Christianity
Martyr Fr. Santoro felt called to work as a missionary in Turkey where he was killed, Bible in hand.
Unearthed in the central Turkish region of Cappadocia, the unique church contains remarkable frescoes.
While some have interpreted a symbolic meaning to the Bible passage, what's certain is that these churches did actually exist as buildings.