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Izmir, Pagos unedited

Izmir, Pagos unedited

By | October 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm | No comments

Memories from a promenade around Pagos (Kadifekale), Izmir. The hill located within the urban zone of İzmir,Turkey and the castle  named Pagos (Greek: Πάγος, Pagus under the Roman Empire) in pre-Turkishtimes and by the local Greeks in modern times. [gallery...

Posted in: Extra Luggage, Featured

Occupy Gezi: All about love

Occupy Gezi: All about love

By | July 8, 2013 at 2:54 pm | 4 comments

I met them on June 2nd, second day of Occupy Gezi resistance in Izmir. Both were high school students, living in the suburbs, children of middle class families, attending comparatively decent schools. I met them on the street corner depicted in the picture. The city center...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights

Turkey: A vanity of oppression in three acts

Turkey: A vanity of oppression in three acts

By | June 19, 2013 at 8:57 pm | 3 comments

Once upon a time there were a park... Prologue: Turkey had a stable AKP government for 11 years. Picturing themselves as primary victims of an almost century old Turkish state mechanism, the Islamist party came to power with the promise of democratization and the help of...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights, News

#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...

Posted in: Featured, Smyrna, Turkey

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

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...

Posted in: Featured, Greeks, Smyrna

…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

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

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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