Tag: Smyrna

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…

Pontian Greek Genocide

May 19, Remembering the Pontian Greek Genocide

May 19 marks the remembrance of the Pontian Greek Genocide (1916-1923), one of the darkest moments in Greece’s history. Records kept mainly by priests show a minimum 350,000 Pontian Greeks exterminated by…

NGO seeks illegal immigrants to help sue Greece 27

NGO seeks illegal immigrants to help sue Greece

A so-called Non-Government Organization that has no website and little information about it, has announced that it is looking for immigrants who illegally entered Greece and were returned to Turkey so they…

Erdogan vows to fight Greek & Armenian lobbies 29

Erdogan vows to fight Greek & Armenian lobbies

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is in a state of shock after the joint declaration by the Foreign Ministers of Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, France and the United Arab Emirates, condemned Turkey’s illegal…

April 24: Remembering the Armenian Genocide

April 24: Remembering the Armenian Genocide

April 24th is the day the world commemorates the Armenian Genocide committed by Turks in 1915. That day, 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders were arrested in Constantinople and sent to Chankri…

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