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1922

Brutal Murder of Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Smyrna Still Haunts Greece

On September 10 or 11, 1922, just two days before the great fire of Smyrna which marked the end of Hellenism in Asia Minor, a Turkish mob brutally lynched Metropolitan Chrysostomos, the spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox in...

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...

The Great Fire of Smyrna Remembered 95 Years later (video)

The fire of Smyrna and the killing of dozens of thousands of Greeks and Armenians by the Turkish army and renegades still remains one of the darkest moments of Greek history. Nevertheless, some contemporary Greek historians try to downplay...

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...