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The people who bring light to everywhere they go and the rest who only live by the darkness inside

The people who bring light to everywhere they go and the rest who only live by the darkness inside

By | January 5, 2014 at 1:15 pm | One comment

2013 was the year of extremes. 2013 was the culmination of all social effects influencing the way we move since the turn of the millennium. In many corners of the world the end of the times as we know them began. This is a small account of events as they occurred in the...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights

Antioch – Conflicting Loyalties on the Doorstep of Civil War

Antioch – Conflicting Loyalties on the Doorstep of Civil War

By | January 11, 2013 at 9:20 am | No comments

It was a hot summer’s night of 2011, when I sat on a balcony with my family in my birthplace near the Syrian-Turkish border: Antakya, Hatay. My cousin’s relatives from Syria were visiting her. These guests were wealthy Christians that had a very modern air, as they sat...

Posted in: Christians, Featured, Minorities

Roboski Massacre: A road to redemption

Roboski Massacre: A road to redemption

By | December 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments

Most of us wake up in the morning and start our daily routine. Some a little early, some rather late. On December 28th, 2011 34 youngsters from Gulyazı village in southeastern Turkey near the Iraqi border did the same. You leave your house to arrive at your office if you are...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights

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

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

Rakel

Rakel

By | January 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm | No comments

The conference on the history of the Diyarbakir region, held last November in Diyarbakir, came to an end. The final word would be for Rakel Dink, widow of Hrant. The Hrant Dink Foundation was one of the organizers of the conference. She came forward, and whereas everybody...

Posted in: Featured, Hrant Dink, Human Rights, Turkey

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

Oppressed, poorer, and merrier

Oppressed, poorer, and merrier

By | April 18, 2011 at 11:26 am | One comment

Last week, Turkey officially embraced General Elections season geared towards June 12. Mainstream parties came up with their candidates for each city and projects for their next term in the parliament. Promises range from increased unemployment payments to families to new cities...

Posted in: Elections 2011, Featured, Turkey

Erdoğan belittles Europe, showing off for local elections

Erdoğan belittles Europe, showing off for local elections

By | April 13, 2011 at 2:39 pm | One comment

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, answering questions in Council of Europe, belittled European Union, especially France claiming "Turkey is all Greek to you." When asked by a French MP about the freedom of speech and minorities in Turkey, Erdogan said French should be concerned...

Posted in: Featured, News

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...

Posted in: Featured, Greeks, News

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