Greek parliament to be lit in remembrance of Greek Genocide of Pontus

Greek parliament to be lit in remembrance of Greek Genocide of Pontus 1
Greek parliament to be lit in remembrance of Greek Genocide of Pontus 2
Map of Pontus in antiquity, 1901

The Greek Parliament building will be lit up to mark the anniversary of the Pontic Genocide, the massacre of ethnic Greeks who lived on the shores of the Black Sea by the Turks during World War I and the subsequent Greek-Turkish war.

Greece has officially recognised the murder of up to around 370,000 Greeks who lived on the shores of the Black Sea between 1914 and 1923 as genocide since 1994, designating May 19 an annual day of remembrance.