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You will now need to purchase a ticket to visit Hagia Sophia

Beginning on January 15, 2024, a new regulation will be enforced for visitors to Hagia Sophia. This measure, introduced by Turkish President Erdogan, mandates...

AHI Statement On The Potential Sale of U.S. F-16 Fighter Jets To Turkey

WASHINGTON, DC —  The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) is deeply concerned about the Biden Administration’s position regarding the sale of F-16 jets to Turkey. National security...

An Open Letter: Recognizing Senator Menendez’s Superhero Status in the Fight for Justice in Cyprus

INTERNATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE JUSTICE FOR CYPRUS July 12, 2023 Dear Friends, Sometimes perception is reality! The Greek American community and Hellenes all over the world are convinced that...

Urgent Appeal to Secretary Blinken: Protect Greek Sovereignty in F-16 Sales to Turkey

June 8, 2023 The Honorable Antony Blinken Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear Secretary Blinken: As representatives of Greek...

Greek-American organizations will host conference on the 47th anniversary of Turkey’s illegal invasion of Cyprus

Dear Friends, July 20th will mark the 47th dark anniversary of Turkey’s illegal invasion and continued occupation of Cyprus.  All major Greek-American organizations are hosting an important...

Why Turkey’s claims on Greek islands are without any legal basis

By Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos, Ambassador at honorem, IHA Member   The Lausanne Peace Treaty with Turkey, the Agreement between Italy and Turkey of January 4, 1932, the...

Οι μολυσμένες πληγές του Ερντογάν

Καθώς πολλές και σημαντικές ενδείξεις οδηγούν πλέον στο συμπέρασμα πως η εποχή Ερντογάν στην Τουρκία έχει αρχίσει την κάθοδο προς την συντριβή, είναι χρήσιμο...

Ιστορία σύγχρονης Τουρκίας

Η αφετηρία των σημερινών Τούρκων βρίσκεται στις νομαδικές φυλές της Μογγολίας και της Κίνας, μερικές από τις οποίες όταν μετακινήθηκαν δυτικά, εξισλαμίστηκαν. Οι φυλές αυτές το 1037...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Meets with Secretary of State Pompeo

Today, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss a number of issues important to the Ecumenical Patriarchate,...

Sarbanes, Hellenic Caucus Leaders Request Update from State Department on Reports of Turkish Violations of Greek and Cypriot Sovereignty

Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) joined the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues and Congressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance in requesting an update from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

AHEPA protests at Turkish Embassy

Supreme President George G. Horiates joined a delegation of AHEPANS who participated in a Rally coordinated by the Hellenic Cultural Center. The AHEPA delegation...

The destruction of civilization, the other side of the Conqueror and conquest

By Ioannis Mpaltzois There are more mosques in Turkey than there are schools. To the existing 84,684 mosques, one more was added. Hagia Sophia became...

AHI Urges President Trump to Act on Hagia Sophia, Turkey’s Violations of Religious Freedom

AHI calls notion of promoting U.S.-Turkey trade “preposterous” WASHINGTON, DC — American Hellenic Institute (AHI) President Nick Larigakis wrote to President Donald J. Trump to convey...

Μετατροπή της Αγίας Σοφίας σε τζαμί. Ποια τα κίνητρα του Ερντογάν και πώς μπορεί να αντιδράσει η Ελλάδα;

«Είμαι Τούρκος, ειλικρινής και σκληρά εργαζόμενος. Είναι αρχή μου να προστατεύω τους νεότερους και να σέβομαι τους μεγαλύτερους, να αγαπώ την πατρίδα μου και...

Congressman Bilirakis Condemns Erdogan’s Actions

Today, Congressman Gus Bilirakis released the following statement:  "As Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on International Religious Freedom and an Orthodox Christian,  I condemn...

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