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Pontic Genocide

Greeks Remember Genocide of Their Ancestors in Pontus

Every year on May 19 Pontic Greeks commemorate one of the darkest pages in Hellenic history, as the date will forever be connected to the genocide of their ancestors at the hands of the Turks. The Pontic Genocide cost 353,000...

Thessaloniki to Commemorate Pontic Genocide

A giant-size banner was placed on Saturday on the facade of the Thessaloniki City Hall in memory of the killing of some 353,000 Greeks of Pontus by the Turks in 1919. The banner shows a map of ​​Pontus and an...

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...

Ceremonies for the 100th Anniversary of the Pontic Genocide Culminate at Turkish Consulate

The ceremonies for the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Pontian Greeks' genocide on Sunday culminated at the Turkish Consulate, with Pontic associations delivering a resolution there. The ceremonies, which were organized by the Pan-Pontian Federation of Greece, started...

Greek PM Tsipras Meets with Pontic Associations on the 100th Anniversary of the Pontic Genocide

"Tomorrow is a very important day for Hellenism as a whole, not just for Pontian Hellenism. It is a day of remembrance of the Genocide - a century ago - of the Greeks of Pontus," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...

100 Years Since the Pontian Genocide

  It has been 100 years since the Pontian Genocide, and Pontic Greeks remember May 19 as a black day each and every year. At the same time, it is a date used to strengthen the bonds between them all...

May 19th: National Memorial Day for Greeks of the Pontos Genocide (video)

Various events took place in Athens during the memory of the Greek Pontic genocide by the Ottoman Empire under Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal during World War I. The aftermath of 1914–1923, claimed about 200,000 to 250,000 deaths and is...

The Greek Genocide Formally Recognized by Montreal City Council

On Monday night the Montreal city council announced that they adopted a declaration to acknowledge the Greek Genocide which occurred during and after WWI from 1914-1923 against the Pontic Greeks by the Ottoman Empire. There were several members of Montreal’s...

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...