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Thousands Gather for Greek Pontic Celebration in Thessaloniki (video)

More than 2,500 dancers participated in a celebration of Greek Pontic culture held on Saturday in Thessaloniki. The event was organized by the Panpontian Federation of Greece to honor the hundreds of thousands of victims of the Pontian genocide. Thousands of...

Pontos-Born Imamoglu Wins Race for Istanbul

Turkey's ruling party has lost control of Istanbul after a re-run of the city's mayoral election, latest results show. The candidate for the main opposition party, Ekrem Imamoglu, won 54 percent of the vote with nearly all ballots counted. He won...

Istanbul’s Mayor-to-Be Has Pontian Roots (video)

Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, has apparently elected an opposition candidate from Pontos as its new mayor in the local elections held on Sunday. Ekrem Imamoglu won by a razor-thin majority and, if the objection raised by President Erdogan's ruling party...

Pontian Greeks Honor Genocide Victims in Athens Ceremony (video)

Hundreds of people gathered in Athens' Syntagma Square on Saturday to honor the hundreds of thousands of Greeks died or displaced from their homes by the Turks in early 20th century at the annual commemoration of the Pontian Genocide. Pontian...

“Secret Heaven” of Greek Pontos Suffers Neglect (photos)

A 17th century Greek archaeological site in Turkey’s Black Sea province Gumushane, has been ignored for the last 50 years, Anadolu Agency reports. The agency says that the Santa Ruins, located in the medieval Dumanli village; 72 kilometers from Gumushane’s...

Why Turkey’s Historic Churches Are Being Turned Into Mosques

The Christian churches in Turkey that have been turned into mosques is the subject of an interesting report in the Assyrian International News Agency. As Christians in Turkey have dwindled down into a tiny minority, the remaining follow the same...