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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...