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...
The Nationalist Turk Who Discovered His Greek Roots
Ibrahim Yaylali was a nationalist Turk who discovered his Greek roots and made a 180-degree turn, becoming an activist for human rights
Turkey Blasts Cyprus for Ripping Out Textbook Page on Kemal Ataturk
Turkey reacted angrily on Wednesday to the decision by the education authorities in Cyprus to rip out a school textbook page referring to the founder of modern Turkey, Kemal Ataturk. The move by Cyprus "reveals the radical level of the...
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...
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