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Tag: Smyrna

Samos Earthquake November 2, 2020. earthquakes

Two earthquakes rocked Greece in a single day

Two earthquakes have rocked across Greece today, albeit much weaker than the one that devastated the Greek island of Samos and Smyrni (Σμύρνη, Turkish: İzmir) on the Turkish mainland on Friday. An…

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Putin offers condolences in aftermath of Samos earthquake

Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered his condolences in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck just to the north of the Aegean island of Samos. “Vladimir Putin sent a message of…

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…