Greek-Turkish Friendship Festival in Samothrace, Imbros

imbros-sxoleioThe 12th Greek-Turkish Friendship Festival will take place on September 12-15, 2013, in Samothrace and Imbros.

The topic of the 12th Festival is Environment and Tourism. Taking into consideration that Imbros is easily accessible from the closest Greek island, Samothrace, and given that a customs office is to open on the island, this organization will be profitable for the region’s tourism.

The Festival is organized by Defne Associations, which, this year invites academics and diplomats, scientists and businessmen, artists and authors, journalists, organizations of the citizens’ society and bodies of the local authority from the two countries to a joint meeting.


  1. Why celebrate “friendship” on Imbros, an island which was completely Greek and ethnically cleansed?