Catastrophe 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...
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.
Erdogan Claims Greeks Burned Smyrna in 1922
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan unofficially kicked off his re-election campaign on Saturday by trying to revise history in claiming that the destruction of the city of Smyrna in 1922 was the work of the Greeks. Speaking at the Chamber of Commerce...
Small Alatsata in Brisbane
For more than 90 years in Brisbane, Australia, there has been a neighborhood, Small Alatsata, located in the West End and retains its Asia Minor character. The first refugees arrived there from the town of Alatsata, a purely Greek town...