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Asia Minor Catastrophe

Giorgos Seferis: The First Greek Poet to Win the Nobel Prize

On December 10, 1963, Greek diplomat and poet Giorgos Seferis was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature by King Gustav of Sweden.

The Greek Genocide and Extermination of Pontic Greeks

The Greek genocide and the Pontic genocide instigated by the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish national movement is a dark moment for Greece

Turkey’s Ruined Hagia Triada Church to Become Cultural Museum

After being placed on a short list for conversion into a cultural center many years ago, the dilapidated Greek Orthodox Church of Hagia Triada, located in Ayvalik, Turkey, has now been approved for major renovations and an eventual reopening...

Wording Issue Over Asia Minor "Genocide" Causes Greek Parliament Controversy

A wording issue concerning the definition September 14 as the day of remembrance of the Asia Minor disaster in the 1920s, led to a huge row in parliament between the Speaker Bureau, and main opposition New Democracy party. The parliament...

May 19th: National Memorial Day for Greeks of the Pontos Genocide (video)

Various events took place in Athens during the memory of the Greek Pontic genocide by the Ottoman Empire under Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal during World War I. The aftermath of 1914–1923, claimed about 200,000 to 250,000 deaths and is...

On This Day: Charilaos Trikoupis Declares Greece Bankrupt

“Regretfully, we are bankrupt” is one of the most famous phrases in modern Greek history and was uttered by Prime Minister Charilaos Trikoupis at the Parliament on December 10, 1893, referring to the state's economic situation and its inability to repay its...

Greek Professor Presents New Book On Asia Minor Catastrophe

Earlier this week, the Danish Institute in Athens, Greece, hosted a presentation event for a book written by Greek Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Copenhagen Libby Tata Arcel, entitled “Me to Diogmo stin Psychi” (The Persecution in the...

Remembering The Great Fire of Smyrna

Today marks 92 years since the Catastrophe of Smyrna (Izmir) and the Great Fire that destroyed the city, causing the majority of Greeks in Asia Minor to flee their homes and seek shelter in Greece and other countries. Smyrna used to...

Commemorating the 1914-23 Greek Pontic Genocide

Various events took place in Athens during the week of May 5, 2014, in memory of the Greek Pontic genocide by the Ottoman Empire under Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal during World War I. The aftermath during 1914–1923, claimed aproximately...

Momogeri Revived in Preveza

The streets of Preveza were filled with laughter, satirical skits, teasing and dancing this Saturday, January 11, impressing the hundreds of people who attended the Greek custom Momogeri. The event began with a meeting in Theofaneio followed by a performance...