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Pavlopoulos Calls for Pontic-Greek Genocide Apology

"We do not forget the shameful crime and its victims," Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said on Friday in his message ahead of the May 19 Remembrance Day of the Genocide of Pontian Greeks. He also called on those responsible for...

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...

Greek-Canadian Senator Housakos Wants Canadian Government to Recognize Pontian Greek Genocide

During a recent speech in the Canadian Senate, Greek-Canadian Senator Leo Housakos addressed his colleagues in efforts to bring to vote the need for Canada to recognize the Genocide of the Pontic Greeks from 1916 to 1923 by Turkey. Most...

Filmmaker Documents Greek Ghost Town of Levissi [video]

The town of Levissi (known as Kayakoy) was once a bustling Greek Orthodox community. Greeks of the 5,000-year-old village were ethnically cleansed and then forcibly expelled in 1922, causing 10,000 people to leave behind the land of their heritage....

From Ataturk to Venizelos

MYTILENE, Greece – Crossing the Bosporus from Istanbul to Athens with a university colleague – one the daughter of Turkish immigrants, the other the daughter of Greeks – transported us through a poignant wormhole of parallels between the 20th...

Moscow Hellenic Culture Center Event on Genocide

The Moscow-based Hellenic Culture Center is sending the message that Greeks in the city do not forget, they remain united and creative, repeatedly saying “no” to genocide and the annihilation of nations, through an event scheduled to take place in...

Events and Marches Commemorate Armenian Genocide Centennial

A memorial service was held on Friday in Nea Smyrni, south of Athens, as well as a march to the Turkish Embassy, to commemorate the centennial of the Armenian genocide. The service was held at the memorial of the genocide...

Dutch Parliament Recognizes Greek, Assyrian and Armenian Genocide

The Dutch Parliament passed a binding resolution yesterday recognizing the genocide of Assyrians, Greeks and Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One. The resolution, tabled by MP Joel Voordewind from the Christian Union party, enjoyed wide support from...

Assyrian Genocide Monument Unveiled in Athens

A memorial for the Assyrian victims of the Turkish genocide of Christians during World War I was unveiled in Athens, Greece, a city that hosts approximately 8,000 Assyrians. According to estimates from that era, the Turkish genocide claimed 750,000 Assyrians, 1.5...

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...