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Smyrna Catastrophe: Genocide of Greeks in Asia Minor Remembered

Today marks 99 years since the Catastrophe of Smyrna, when Greeks were forced to flee the city due to a fire set by Turkish forces.

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, 1922, a Turkish mob brutally lynched Metropolitan Chrysostomos, the spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox in Smyrna.

The Great Fire of Smyrna: One of the Darkest Moments in Greek History

The Great Fire of Smyrna and the killing of dozens of thousands of Greeks and Armenians by the Turkish Army and renegades several years after the end of WWI still remains one of the darkest moments of Greek history. Nevertheless,...

The Japanese Ship that Saved Greeks During Smyrna Catastrophe

The story of the Japanese ship that saved Armenians and Greeks from genocide after the Smyrna Catastrophe was the theme of a Tokyo lecture.

Greece To Re-Bury Turkish Corpses From Ottoman Era

Greek authorities announced that they will rebury Turkish corpses from 1923 that were unearthed in the northwest province of Chalkidiki.

100-Year-Old Melissa Orphanage Searching for Former Residents

The Melissa orphanage in Thessaloniki is trying to find people who once lived there to hear their stories and reconnect with them.

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...