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Memories of Pontus and Asia Minor Dominate Opening of AEK Athens Stadium

Memories of Pontus and Asia Minor dominated the spectacular opening of the new football station of Greek soccer club AEK on Friday in Athens. More than 30,000 fans gathered at OPAP Arena in the Athenian suburb of Nea Philadelphia to...

Greece Marks Pontic Genocide as Turkey Claims it Distorts History

Turkey accused Greece of distorting history as the nation commemorates one of the darkest pages in Hellenic history, the Pontic Genocide at the hands of the Turks. The  Genocide in Pontus cost 353,000 lives while even more lost their homes...

How 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.

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.

Orthodox Outrage as Panagia Soumela Turns into Nightclub in Ad

The courtyard of Panagia Soumela Monastery turned into a nightclub in advertising video clip, causing outrage in the Orthodox World

Global Center of Pontian Hellenism Unveiled in Athens

The global center for Pontian Hellenism to be built at the Hellinikon former airport was unveiled at an event in Athens on Tuesday. The center will become a place that keeps alive the customs and traditions of the Pontians who...

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.

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