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Statue of Greek Philosopher Diogenes Causes Controversy in Turkey

The Statue of Diogenes (Turkish: Diyojen Heykeli) is a monument dedicated to the ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes in Sinope, Turkey. The ancient Greek philosopher was also known as Diogenes the Cynic, or Diogenes of Sinope (Pontic Greek: Diogenes o Sinopeas),...

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...

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...