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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...

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...
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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,...

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 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...

The Catastrophe of Smyrna: Genocide of Greeks in Asia Minor Remembered

Today marks 97 years since the Catastrophe of Smyrna, the modern-day city of Izmir on the Turkish coast of the Aegean sea. It was a...

Turkey’s Erdogan Elevates Anti-Greek Rhetoric

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rhetoric appears to be coming to an anti-Greek crescendo as he campaigns for his ruling party's candidates in the...

Aristotle Onassis: The Triumph of the Ultimate Underdog

Aristotle Onassis was one of the richest men in history and certainly one of the most famous Greeks in the entire world during the...

Turkey’s Erdogan Threatens to “Throw Greeks Into the Sea” (video)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued his recent spate of hostile rhetoric against the Greek people by threatening to throw them into the sea....

Erdogan Claims Greeks Burned Smyrna in 1922

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan unofficially kicked off his re-election campaign on Saturday by trying to revise history in claiming that the destruction of the city...

Armenian Genocide Remembered on April 24 (video)

The starting date of the Armenian Genocide is conventionally held to be 24 April 1915, the day that Ottoman authorities rounded up, arrested, and...

The Great Fire of Smyrna Remembered 95 Years later (video)

The fire of Smyrna and the killing of dozens of thousands of Greeks and Armenians by the Turkish army and renegades still remains one...

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