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The Destruction of Smyrna: When Hellenism was Brutally Erased from Asia Minor

September 12, 1922 marks one of the darkest days of Hellenism as Smyrna, one of the most prosperous and beautiful cities on the Mediterranean coast of Asia Minor, was destroyed by the Turks, sending hundreds of thousands of Greeks...

Greek Basketball Player Blasted in Turkey for Not Holding Ataturk Banner

Greek basketball player Kostas Sloukas, who plays for the Turkish basketball team Fenerbahce was subjected to intense criticism across Turkish social media after he failed to hold a banner commemorating the death of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk on Saturday. Videos uploaded...

Twelve Detained in Thessaloniki After Anti-Turkish Protest Reaches Ataturk's Home

A total of twelve protesters were detained by Greek police officers on Thursday morning in Thessaloniki and charged with breaking security measures by entering the city's Kemal Ataturk Museum. A Greek anarchist group claimed responsibility for the protest, which included...

Turks Form Lines Outside Kemal Ataturk's House in Thessaloniki

On Thursday, thousands of Turks lined outside the house in Thessaloniki where Kemal Atatürk was born, to honor the day of his death on November 10, 1938. The house of the emblematic Turkish leader, which now serves as a museum, is...

Turks Gather in Thessaloniki to Commemorate Kemal Ataturk's Death

Thousands of people have traveled from Turkey to the city of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece to commemorate the 77th anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's death, in his childhood home. Kemal Ataturk, who is considered the father of the modern Turkish...

Greeks and Armenians Protest Against Kemal Ataturk Monument in Sydney

Greeks and Armenians in Australia are reacting to the erection of a monument in honor of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in Sydney's Hyde Park. Several Greek Diaspora, Pontic and Armenian organizations expressed their disagreement with the monument in a written statement addressed...

More than 3,000 Turks in Thessaloniki to Commemorate Kemal Ataturk

Mustafa Kemal - who was granted the title "Ataturk," father of the Turks - founder of modern Turkey, was commemorated today by Turks across the world. The Turkish leader of the early 20th century passed away at the age of...

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...

Athlete Asks for Support to Swim from Smyrna to Greece

Alper Sunaçoğlu, a veteran Turkish swimmer stated that he wants to swim from Smyrna to Athens in order to contribute to Greek-Turkish relations. However Sunaçoğlu didn’t receive the support he expected from the Swimming Federation in Turkey, so he...

Golden Dawn Protests Against Mosque in Athens Greece

Supporters and members of the Greek Neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn, attended a marching protest against the construction of a Mosque in central Athens. Thirteen years after the project was announced by the Greek government, an architect for the construction of the...