Tag: Great Fire of Smyrna

Turkey wipes out traces of Greek civilisation in Smyrna 3

Turkey wipes out traces of Greek civilisation in Smyrna

By Uzay Bulut  On June 21, Turkish media reported that the Saint-Jean Theologos Greek Girls School in Smyrna, now known as Izmir, which has been empty since the extermination of the city’s Greek Christians in 1922,…

September 13, 1922, Great Fire of Smyrna begins 9

September 13, 1922, Great Fire of Smyrna begins

On September 13, 1922,  Turkish soldiers at the end of the three-year-long Greco-Turkish War lit fire to Smyrna’s Greek and Armenian quarters and went on a rampage of rape, pillage, and mass murder.…