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Burning of Smyrna

The History of the Ancient Greek City of Smyrna

Smyrna was once one of the most illustrious of all ancient and Hellenistic-era Greek cities. One of the main centers of Greek settlement in western Anatolia, it once had a temple dedicated to Athena and was the residence of...

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

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. 

How Smyrna Was Burned to the Ground – 90 Years Later

The first fire broke out in the late afternoon of September 13, 1922, four days after the Turkish Army had entered the city. The blaze began in the Armenian quarter of the city, and spread quickly due to the...