Browsing Tag Asia Minor

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...

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

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

Tarsus Houses

By | August 19, 2011 at 8:48 pm | No comments

Since my last visit to Tarsus, I have been trying to investigate about the origins of the historical houses there. All my research ended up in nothing. All I could find was that they were being renovated for some time now and they were of great historical value. Even a blind...

Posted in: Christians, Featured, Turkey

Re-islamization of Asia Minor

By | September 30, 2010 at 9:08 pm | No comments

Ultra-nationalists are planning to conquer Asia Minor, all over again. Tomorrow, on October 1st, MHP, their major political organization is planning a Friday prayer session in Holy Virgin Cathedral at Ani, a sacred and antique settlement in what used to be Western Armenia. They...

Posted in: Armenians, Christians, 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

Dink Genocide

By | August 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm | No comments

How many times can you kill a man? How many times can you dishonor an honorable family? How many times can you deny what was his right by birth? How many times can you dehumanize a humanitarian? I will not go into details of who Hrant Dink was and what the lawsuit in European...

Posted in: Armenians, Hrant Dink, Turkey

“Possessions” of Armenians

By | August 11, 2010 at 4:36 pm | No comments

On his article in Today's Zaman on August 11th, 2010, Mr. Orhan Kemal Cengiz questions if the real reason why Turkish state denies Armenian genocide is in fact monetary. The fact that the state would have to pay billions for the Armenian property left in Asia Minor after the...

Posted in: Armenians, Turkey

μια κούκλα που τη λένε «Ελένη»

μια κούκλα που τη λένε «Ελένη»

By | June 17, 2010 at 10:01 pm | No comments

Έπινε αργά αργά τον τούρκικο καφέ της. Ναι ήταν ηλικιωμένη. Αλλά σταθερή σαν βράχος. Δεν ταράζονταν, δεν έτρεμε. Τα μάτια της κοιτούσαν σταθερά τη...

Posted in: Greeks, Interview

A Doll Named Eleni

A Doll Named Eleni

By | June 5, 2010 at 10:32 pm | No comments

She was sipping her coffee alla Turca. Yes, she was old. But she was solid as a rock. She didn't shake, she didn't tremble. She kept her eyes at the sea. Her ever-seeing eyes were fixed to the crimson clouds at the sunset. Her gaze followed the passers-by of today and the...

Posted in: Christians, Greeks, Interview, Turkey

Remembering Msg. Luigi Padovese

By | June 4, 2010 at 2:43 am | No comments

The head of Catholic church for the lands east of Ankara in Turkey was assassinated on June 3rd, 2010. Msg. Luigi Padovese was a hard-worker in the first place. He lived in Iskenderun, close to holy places like Tarsus or Antakya in southern Turkey. He fought hard to establish an...

Posted in: Christians, Turkey

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