The Karamanlides: Orthodox, Turkish-Speaking People Native to Anatolia
A group of people native to Anatolia, the Karamanlides, are believed by many to be Turkish speaking Greeks. They used a dialect of Turkish in combination with the Greek alphabet. Starting as far back as 1071, Turks began settling in...
The Greek Speaking Turks of the Town of Catalca
There is a Turkish town called Catalca that is full of Greek speakers, many of whom have a distinct northern Greek accent.
Daughters’ Dowries of Asia Minor Greek Family Returned Decades Later
It has been 98 years since the day the Minoglu family were forced to leave Honaz, Turkey, entrusting their daughters' dowries to the family of their Turkish neighbors
36th Sun and Stone Festival Helps Greeks of Cappadocia Revive Their Roots
Greeks of Cappadocia moved to Kavala during the population exchange, leaving behind their ancestral homeland in Anatolia. Each year, however, they return to their roots for the International Sun and Stone Festival that keeps the traditions of Cappadocia alive....
Greek School on Turkish Island to Reopen After 40 Years
A school for Greek children on the Turkish island of Gökçeada will open its doors again after forty years next week, a local official said on Tuesday, according to Anadolu Agency. The island - formerly known as Imvros - has a...
Greek Woman Finds Family Home in Turkey After 92 Years
Aglaia Christidou a Greek businesswomen whose grandparents used to reside in Turkey found her old family home in the city of Söke 92 years after her grandparents were forced to leave the area and move to Athens. Christidou never forgot her roots,...
‘Twice A Stranger’ Exhibition Begins in Nicosia
The Greek Ambassador in Cyprus, Vassilis Papaioannou, inaugurated the "Twice a Stranger" exhibition in Nicosia, which is about the greatest forced migrations and population exchanges of the 20th century, when millions of people were uprooted and forced to move...
Greek Actress Melpo Zarokosta Stars in a Turkish Film
The Greek actor returned from her journey in Turkey and we will soon enjoy her performance in the Turkish film “Strangers in the House”, in which she stars. The eminent actor seems to enjoy her role in the film,...
Greek Mansions In Alaçam, Turkey: Now and Then
As part of the agreement signed by both countries after the Turkish “Salvation War”, 500,000 Turks from Greece and 1,500,000 Greeks from Turkey were forced to immigrate and abandon the land they used to call their home. Given the political...