SUMELA MONASTERY (REUTERS).- Europe Papadopolous's grandparents were children when they fled their village in northeast Turkey and settled in Greece almost 90 years ago, yet she still felt she was in exile. Papadopolous, 45, was one of thousands of Orthodox faithful who journeyed to Sumela Monastery, built into a sheer cliff above the Black Sea forest, on Sunday to attend the first mass here since ethnic Greeks were expelled in 1923. The historic service is part of a broader easing of religious restrictions in Muslim Turkey as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan seeks to fulfill pledges to expand minority rights, which could also kickstart Turkey's stalled European Union bid.
Seninki kaç santim? - Greenpeace: "2050’de dünyadaki balık stokları tükenecek. Denizleri hala sonsuz bereket kaynağı olarak görüyorsanız çok yanılıyorsunuz. Büyük balıkların %90’ı çoktan yakalandı. Toplam balık stoklarının %60’ı bitti. Gerı kalan %40 ise 40 yıl içinde son bulacak. Balıkların bittiği gün deniz yaşamı da bitecek."
ISTANBUL,TURKEY -Sanatorium opened "Passing China: Contemporary Chinese Photographers. This exhibition brings together the work of ten emerging and established artists whose work has been displayed worldwide Chen Qiang, Lian Dongya, Li Wei, Liu Bolin, Maleonn, Miao Xiaochun, Pan Yue, Wang Yiquing, Zuoxiao Zuzhou. Using photography, these artists delve into the conflict between China’s past and future and the plight of the individual caught amidst the transition. On exhibition through 24 April.
HUMLEBAEK, DENMARK -When Pipilotti Rist’s video installation "Homo Sapiens Sapiens "hits the ceiling in Louisiana's Hall Gallery from Thursday 7 January 2010, the audience will be elevated into a colour saturated, Paradisiac universeamidst the darkness of winter. The work is viewed lying down with your eyes gazing at a sensual firmament where two naked Eve figures float innocently and lustily around. The work has been created by the popular Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist and can be seen as a striking and poetic conclusion to the group exhibition "THE WORLD IS YOURS", the museum’s current comprehensive presentation of international contemporary art. The work will be on show at Louisiana until 25 April 2010.