Brutal Murder of Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Smyrna Still Haunts Greece
On September 10, 1922, a Turkish mob brutally lynched Metropolitan Chrysostomos, the spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox in Smyrna.
Erdogan Threatens Greece: “We May Come Suddenly One Night”
On Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Greece it would pay a “heavy price” if it continued to “harass” Turkish planes over the Aegean. He was referring to Ankara's claim that Greek S-300 surface-to-air missiles stationed on Crete locked...
NATO Congratulates Turkey for Victory Over Greece in 1922 War
A NATO command located in Turkey congratulated the Turkish Army for its victory against Greece in the 1922 war, leading Athens to issue a stern demarche to the Alliance's Secretary General. A post by the Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) based...
Exhibition Marks Centenary of the 1922 Asia Minor Disaster
Visitors to the 86th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) will have the opportunity to learn about one of the darkest moments in Greek history, the Asia Minor Disaster of 1922, in an exhibition that marks the centenary since the events...
Greece to Mark 100th Anniversary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe
The Ministry of Culture in Greece announced on Monday that it will dedicate 2022 to the anniversary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe and to the promotion of the memory and identity of the refugee communities. Under the "All Greece one...
Turkish Newspaper Blames 1922’s Great Fire of Smyrna On Armenians
A pro-government Turkish newspaper repeated a controversial theory on Thursday that blames Armenians for the Great Fire of Smryna in 1922.
The Japanese Who Saved Armenians and Greeks During the Genocide
Researcher Vicken Babkenian has written a new book describing how a Japanese ship saved hundreds Armenians and Greeks from genocide in Smyrna in 1922. Not only did the ship rescue these desperate people from a certain death, the nation...
Turkish President Makes Provoking Statement about Greeks
"We were the ones who threw the Greeks in the sea," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a speech on Thursday, in answer to an opponent's statement. Speaking to his followers during the referendum campaign rally, Erdogan answered to...
Turkish Rightist Leader: 'We Can Show Greece What Happened in 1922'
"If the Greeks want to fall in the sea again, the Turkish army is ready," said Devlet Bahceli, chairman of Turkey's Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), according to a Proto Thema report. This was the latest in a series of daily...
Japanese Heroic Tale During Asia Minor Catastrophe
Yiannis Papadatos, President of the Estia organization in Nea Smyrni, offered an honorary plaque to Japanese Ambassador to Greece, Masuo Nishibayashi, for the assistance of a Japanese ship to Greeks during the Asia Minor catastrophe in 1922. The Asia Minor catastrophe, as...