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A Century Later World Finally Awakens to the Ottoman Genocide of Christians

By Michael Goodyear* In the final years of the Ottoman Empire, the Ottoman government under the Committee of Union and Progress (“CUP”) orchestrated massacres of its Christian minorities, resulting in ethnic cleansing that would lead to the deaths of hundreds...

How Arkadi Became a Universal Symbol of Self Sacrifice for Freedom

To this day, the "Holocaust of Arkadi" remains a universal symbol of self-sacrifice for freedom in the face of barbarism, while filling another page in the glorious history of Greece. It was November 9, 1866 when over a thousand brave...

When the Turks Invaded Mykonos

It was October 11, 1822, in the second year of Greece's War of Independence, when the Ottomans, attempting to invade the island of Mykonos, were repelled by brave islanders fighting under the command of Manto Mavrogenous. Now a place known for...

Constantinople Reconstructed: The City Recreated in All its Glory (photos)

Images of the city of Constantinople just before it fell to the Ottomans in 1453 have been created by archaeologists and published in the Turkish magazine Κarar. Constantinople was the largest and wealthiest city in Europe from the middle of the...

Greek Filmmaker to Shoot Independence Epic in Amfissa

The Delphi region -- home to some of Greece's most outstanding archeological sites -- will play host to a new movie about the country's 19th-century independence struggle. Director Vasilis Tsikaras' new movie Siege is to begin shooting in Amfissa in April...

Chios Celebrates 105th Anniversary of Liberation from the Ottomans (video)

105 years since the liberation of Chios from the Ottomans the people of the island are taking part in ceremonies to mark the occasion. The celebrations culminated on Saturday with a parade in the centre of the capital city. Leading the...

September 26, 1687: When the Venetians Bombarded the Parthenon

During the Ottoman rule in Greece, after the fall of Constantinople in 1453, the Parthenon was converted to a mosque, and the Erechtheion functioned as a harem. In 1683, the Ottoman Empire was advancing in Europe trying to conquer as...