Mother (“Maika”) in Name Only by Helen Manou

Mother (“Maika”) in Name Only by Helen Manou

As Macedonians throughout the world unite in a moment of silence and light a candle to remember those who have suffered the brutality of the Greek state for the last 150 years and commemorate the Macedonian Genocide, we, at UMD wanted to share this very touching and authentic story by Adelaide-based Australian-Macedonian Helen Manou about her mother who was one…

UMD Profoundly Disappointed in Decision to Convert the Hagia Sophia into a Mosque

UMD Profoundly Disappointed in Decision to Convert the Hagia Sophia into a Mosque

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the leading voice for Macedonians abroad, expressed its profound disappointment in today‚Äôs decision to convert the Hagia Sophia into a mosque following a Turkish court order that the breathtaking UNESCO-protected world architectural wonder need not be a museum. UMD joins many leaders and international organizations, including U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, the European Union,…