#OccupyGezi, the civil disobedience movement takes over Izmir

#OccupyGezi, the civil disobedience movement takes over Izmir

By | June 3, 2013 at 3:02 pm | One comment

In Turkey during the last decade of AKP government individual freedoms were in a recess. Party's unprecedented 53% majority in the last elections paved way to a borderline authoritarian regime where media was pressured for self-censorship, journalists and political activists...

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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...

Posted in: Armenians, Christians, Featured, Greeks, Smyrna

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

Mutant Dogs, Smelly Seas: Aftermath of a Summer Frenzy

By | September 22, 2011 at 6:37 pm | No comments

Summer is over in the Aegean. Although weather is still nice and sun still shines, summer-birds already have packed up and headed to their cloudy skies and polluted air. In Alaçatı (Αλατσάτα) near Izmir (Σμύρνη) it is quite warm in upper 20's and mostly sunny...

Posted in: Featured, News, Opinion, Smyrna

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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…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

“Ta Septemvriana”-Last hope lost

By | September 6, 2010 at 8:38 pm | One comment

Tonight is the night many of my follow citizens spent a night in Konstantinoupolis (Istanbul) fifty-five years ago in nightmares. Today their sons were killed, today, fifty-five years ago their daughters were abused. Their shops were destroyed. But their pride was intact. They...

Posted in: Greeks, Human Rights, Konstantinoupolis, Opinion, Smyrna

Sunday in Spring

By | May 31, 2009 at 8:37 pm | No comments

Spring is a latecomer this year. It's arriving slowly but there are only two weeks left until the end of school year. Sudden 80 degrees in the afternoon, out of nowhere thunderstorms, a little rain now and then, are but all the remnants of incoming spring. Cesme started to get...

Posted in: Smyrna

The Broken Land (Revisited)

By | May 27, 2009 at 1:44 pm | No comments

(While reading this you may want to listen to Smyrna Music List. Here's the link.) “That we've broken their statues, that we've driven them out of their temples, doesn't mean at all that the gods are dead. O land of Ionia, they're still in love with you, their...

Posted in: Greeks, Human Rights, Minorities, Opinion, Smyrna, Turkey

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