Smyrna

Top Erdogan Advisor Would “Teach Americans How to Swim” in Response to Sanctions

In a swipe aimed at the United States after the Friday passing of the Armed Forces Bill, which contained sanctions against Turkey, the top advisor to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that his country would "teach...

Three-Year-Old Girl Pulled Alive From Rubble Days After Deadly Aegean Earthquake

A wounded three-year-old girl was rescued on Monday, days after a powerful magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit Turkey's Aegean coast. Elif Perincek was pulled from debris nearly 65 hours after the quake in the Bayrakli district of western Izmir province. https://twitter.com/DailySabah/status/1323168576602279937 https://twitter.com/AJEnglish/status/1323180293734436864 The earthquake...

More Than 70 Confirmed Dead in Turkey After Aegean Sea Earthquake

The powerful earthquake that hit the Aegean Sea on Friday has killed 76 people in Turkey, the country's disaster agency said Sunday. Two people also died on the Greek island of Samos. Rescue workers continue to search for survivors under...

Two Teenagers Killed as Powerful Earthquake and Tsunami Hit Greece's Samos Island

Two high school students were killed during the powerful earthquake, measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale, which struck the Greek island of Samos on Friday afternoon. Reportedly, the teenagers, a boy and girl, aged 15 and 17 respectively, were walking...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Sends Message to Quake-Ravaged Greece and Turkey

In a message posted on Friday morning on Twitter, Archbishop Elpidophoros, the leader of all the Greek Orthodox faithful of the Americas, sent his condolences and prayers to all those who hav been impacted by the earthquake that struck...

Seven Dead as Buildings Collapse, Tsunami Hits Turkish Coast After Aegean Earthquake

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale struck just under the  Aegean Sea on Friday afternoon, causing a great deal of damage in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir (Smyrna) and the Greek island...

The Destruction of Smyrna: When Hellenism was Brutally Erased from Asia Minor

September 12, 1922 marks one of the darkest days of Hellenism as Smyrna, one of the most prosperous and beautiful cities on the Mediterranean coast of Asia Minor, was destroyed by the Turks, sending hundreds of thousands of Greeks...

Brutal Murder of Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Smyrna Still Haunts Greece

On September 10 or 11, 1922, just two days before the great fire of Smyrna which marked the end of Hellenism in Asia Minor, a Turkish mob brutally lynched Metropolitan Chrysostomos, the spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox in...

Rare 1919 Photo of Greeks in Smyrna Ready to Welcome Hellenic Fleet

On May 14, 1919, thousands of Greeks of Smyrna wore their best clothes and rushed to the city's seafront to get a glimpse of the Hellenic navy. On that day what was for centuries, the Greek metropolis in Asia...

The Japanese Ship Which Saved Hundreds of Greeks During the Smyrna Catastrophe

The story of how a Japanese ship saved hundreds Armenians and Greeks from genocide in Smyrna in 1922 is the theme of a lecture to be held soon in Tokyo by a prominent Japanese researcher. Organized by the Japan Greece...