Tag: history

On this day in 1922, The Great Fire of Smyrna begins

On this day in 1922, The 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…

On this day in 1922, Turkish troops invade Smyrna

On this day in 1922, Turkish troops invade Smyrna

On this day, 9th September, in 1922, at around 11am, Turkish cavalry rode into Smyrna entering the city from the north and riding southward along the Quay. At the time there were…

On this day in 1999, Athens was hit by devastating Earthquake

On this day in 1999, Athens was hit by devastating Earthquake

A devastating earthquake hit Athens on September 7, 1999, leaving 143 people dead, 2,000 injured and 70,000 buildings damaged. The 1999 Athens earthquake occurred at 2:56pm near Mount Parnitha and lasted approximately…

Germany-Turkey: The timeless geopolitical love is confirmed 2

Germany-Turkey: The timeless geopolitical love is confirmed

Berlin’s persistent attempt to prevent effective sanctions against Turkey (due to its refusal to withdraw the Oruç Reis research vessel from Greece’s continental shelf) brings back to the fore the timeless geopolitical…

On this day in 1864, Eleftherios Venizelos was born

On this day in 1864, Eleftherios Venizelos was born

Eleftherios Kyriakou Venizelos (Ελευθέριος Κυριάκου Βενιζέλος) was probably the most prominent politician in Greece’s Modern History. Born on the 23rd of August 1864 in Chania, Crete he was the fifth child of Kyriakou Venizelou…

The Battle Of Thermopylae

The Battle Of Thermopylae

The Battle of Thermopylae, 480 BC, was a battle in the second Persian invasion of Greece. The battle was fought for over three days, at the same time as the naval Battle…

14th August 1996- Solomos Solomou was shot dead

14th August 1996- Solomos Solomou was shot dead

On August 14th 1996, Solomos Solomou, cousin of Tassos Isaac, was shot dead by a Turkish soldier while climbing a flagpole to remove the Turkish flag from its mast in the United…

20 July 1974- Black Day for Cyprus as Turkey begins their invasion

Greek President and Prime Minister- 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus

“This year, on the sad anniversary of the 20th of July, we are facing an unprecedentedly escalating Turkish aggression, which is manifesting itself throughout the Eastern Mediterranean region,” President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said…