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Turkey: Redefining the public space, one piece at a time

Turkey: Redefining the public space, one piece at a time

By | July 6, 2013 at 12:27 pm | 2 comments

Republic of Turkey was founded on a vast space of historical heritage circa a century ago in Asia Minor. Connecting western and eastern hemispheres of civilizations, the region is the classical melting pot of different aspects of Hellenism, Roman might, Caucasian and Middle...

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The Netherlands go where Turkey is coming from

The Netherlands go where Turkey is coming from

By | April 17, 2012 at 3:10 pm | 4 comments

Fréderike Geerdink “Abdullah Gül has no right to speak”, I hear all the time as a reaction to President Gül resisting the ideology of Dutch politician Geert Wilders, which discriminates against people and marginalises them. That’s because Gül has a problem handling...

Posted in: Armenians, Christians, Featured, Greeks, Kurds, Minorities

Smyrna: Destruction of a cosmopolitan city – 1900-1922

Smyrna: Destruction of a cosmopolitan city – 1900-1922

By | February 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm | One comment

An interesting and powerful documentary by Maria Iliou on destruction of Smyrna (Izmir) in the eve of the foundation of Turkish Republic. (English with Greek subtitles) Smyrna: Destruction of a cosmopolitan city Ταινία που αναφέρετε στην...

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Συγκλονίζει το χαμένο βίντεο από την καταστροφή της Σμύρνης

Συγκλονίζει το χαμένο βίντεο από την καταστροφή της Σμύρνης

By | February 2, 2012 at 12:01 am | No comments

Άλλοι θεωρούν πως είναι ένας απλός συνωστισμός σε λιμάνι. Άλλοι πάλι πιστεύουν ότι αυτό το βίντεο αποτελεί ένα χαμένο και εξαιρετικά πολύτιμο ιστορικής...

Posted in: Greece, Greeks, Smyrna

A Time for Prudence

By | August 28, 2011 at 3:28 pm | No comments

Turkish parliament amending a law banning minority institutions to claim ownership on their confiscated real estates, made it possible for them to claim all such estates which they have declared back in 1936. In 1936, Turkish government asked such foundations to provide proofs...

Posted in: Armenians, Christians, Featured, Greeks, Minorities, News, Opinion, Turkey

Greek Orthodox Community in Turkey accepts aid from Red Crescent for new immigrants

By | April 13, 2011 at 2:09 am | No comments

Yesterday Turkish Red Crescent delivered 8 tons of humanitarian aid to the representative of Orthodox Patriarchate, Father Dositheos Anagnostopoulos. The aid material consist of food items, stationary and toys to be delivered to needy. Turkish Red Crescent has also delivered aid...

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Smyrna 1922 – Rare footage of Greek Exodus

Smyrna 1922 – Rare footage of Greek Exodus

By | April 11, 2011 at 11:09 am | 3 comments

In 1922 Greeks of Asia Minor had to flee their last refugee, Smyrna. Here's some rare footage from YMCA and YWCA on their relief efforts. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSqsTQJzybA And some more International footage on Asia Minor...

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Three Schools Less is Three Buildings More

Three Schools Less is Three Buildings More

By | April 6, 2011 at 3:59 am | No comments

In Istanbul numbers of native Greeks are decreasing while Greek Nationals' are on a rise. For decades being a Christian minority in Turkey was a "crucifying" experience like living in Greece in 2011. Year after year the Greek population of the city lessened due to...

Posted in: Featured, Greeks, Minorities, News, Turkey

Votes, Churches, and other relevant frivolities

By | September 20, 2010 at 4:03 pm | No comments

A journalist friend of mine will get crazy about this article. She'd say "too many subjects in one single article" or "it's too long and complex to be read easily, and there are too many points to consider". Yes, I know. But in Turkey, the agenda is full of such frivolities that...

Posted in: Armenians, Christians, Greeks, Human Rights, Opinion, Turkey

…hardly loving…

By | September 10, 2010 at 3:43 pm | No comments

when their hands are stitched stitched forever, for a century to come, when connected, through their minds, connected despite the distance. their minds are one in all, in all the nightmares of the streets lost, the blood in their hands, on their feet; their hands stitched into...

Posted in: Greeks, Smyrna

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