Our Artsakh is Northern Epirus, a Greek region since ancient times despite foreign powers deciding to cut it off from its history and give it to an artificial state that they built (Albania).
Our difference with the Armenians is that we sold Northern Epirus while they are defending Artsakh.
We easily sacrificed Northern Epirus (to Albania) and Monastiraki (to Yugoslavia), we nominated the genocidal Mustafa Kemal Atatürk for the Nobel Peace Prize, we were indifferent to the pogroms against the Greek minority in Imvros, Tenedos and Constantinople.
Cyprus fell to us in 1974.
We forgot that the state was not created by the people who have ended up living in it today, but by the nation. What makes people think that the state will survive if part of it is sacrificed?
Melina Kontaxi is a historian and a Doctor in Balkan culture.
The views of the author does not necessarily reflect those of Greek City Times.