How Ernest Hemingway Witnessed the Greek Genocide
Ernest Hemingway witnessed at first hand as a journalist the displacement of the Greeks from their ancestral homelands of Asia Minor.
The Extermination of Pontic Greeks was a Genocide
The Greek genocide and the Pontic genocide instigated by the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish national movement is a dark moment for Greece
7 Cities in Turkey of Great Greek Heritage
In today’s land of Asia Minor, cradle of ancient Greek scientific and philosophical thought, visitors still find the remnants of a great past.
Earthquakes that Devastated Asia Minor in the Ancient Times
The recent earthquake tragedy to strike Turkey was not the first of its kind. Even in ancient times, the territory now known as Turkey was struck by numerous earthquakes. Some of them were devastating to the ancient nations that...
Thessaloniki: The Undisputed Capital of Greek Sweets
Thessaloniki Capital of Greek Sweets
Greeks of Cappadocia Left Indelible Mark on History
The Greeks of Cappadocia, in central-eastern Anatolia, created their own flourishing culture in ancient times that thrived for millennia.
Greek Christmas and New Year’s Customs From Asia Minor
Many people in Greece have roots from Asia Minor, and their refugee ancestors brought with them many unique Christmas traditions and customs. The festive season of Christmas and the New Year is an opportunity for many people, especially for the...
The Incredible Stories of Thousands of Greek Orphans Taken Abroad
Tens of thousands of ethnically-Greek orphans -- or, more often, children who were simply without fathers, due to war or other causes -- were taken abroad
Submerged Ancient Greek City Resurfaces in Turkey
The ruins of an ancient Greek city in Asia Minor have become visible for the first time in three decades due to a drought that has caused the water of the Bayramiç Dam to recede. The ruins belong to Skepsis,...
‘Shrine’ in Turkey Turns Out to Be Tomb of Ancient Greek Boxer Diagoras
A 2,300-year-old tomb in southwest Turkey—once revered as a holy Islamic site—turns out to be the tomb of ancient Greek boxer Diagoras.