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Pontic Greek Still Spoken by Thousands in Northern Turkey

Pontic Greek, which closely resembles Ancient Greek still lives on today, in communities near Turkey's Black Sea coast.

Pontian Greek Representative Detained in Turkey on Eve of Feast of Panagia

George Varythymiadis, a representative of the Pontian Greeks, was detained at the Istanbul airport by the Turkish authorities on Friday.

Ernest Hemingway Witnessed the Greek Genocide

Ernest Hemingway  witnessed at first hand as a journalist the displacement of the Greeks from their ancestral homelands of Asia Minor.

Greece Remembers the Greek Genocide of Pontus

The Remembrance day for the Greek Genocide of Pontus was honored on Wednesday. The Hellenic Parliament will be lit up to mark the occasion.

Greek Genocide and the Importance of Remembrance Days

The Greek Parliament has designated May 19th as a day of remembrance for the Genocide of the Greeks of Pontus, the region of Asia Minor.

Greek Genocide Rally Planned Outside Turkish Consulate in L.A.

Greek organizations are urging Greek Americans to join the demonstration to commemorate the Greek Genocide on Wednesday in Los Angeles

Greek, Armenian Genocide Recognized by the Netherlands

Greek, Armenian and Syriac genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire in the beginning of the 20th century were recognized by the Netherlands earlier in the week.

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...

Greek Yiayia Honored for Learning Pontic Greek Dialect at 92

Maria Sotiriadou, a 92-year old Greek woman living in Thessaloniki, will soon be honored by the University of Macedonia for her dedication to learning the Pontic Greek dialect through a series of classes offered by the University. Born in June...

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...