Pontian Greeks

Petition Launched to Include All Greeks in Genocide Recognitions

July 8, 2017 Featured

AINA – 8/7/2017 By Aris Tsilfidis Greek Genocide Resource Center Over the past few decades, Greeks have made numerous attempts to recognize the genocide of native Greeks living in Ottoman Turkey between 1914-1923. More often than not, these recognitions have been assigned to a particular region (usually Pontus) and in the process, have excluded other […]

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UNLIKELY PROTECTOR: TURKISH SHEPHERD GUARDS HISTORIC PONTIAN GREEK CHURCH

November 22, 2016 Featured News

The Pappas Post – 22/11/16 A 60-year-old Turkish shepherd is an unlikely guardian of a Greek Orthodox Church in northern Turkey, protecting the historic structure from would-be treasure hunters and looters. Built in the mid 1800s in the Turkish province of Giresun, once known as Kerasounta and home to a thriving native population of Pontian Greeks, […]

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May 19 – Pontian Greek Genocide Remembrance Day

May 19, 2015 Featured News
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Stella Tsolakidou – May 2015 – Greek Reporter In 1994, May 19 was selected by the Greek parliament as the day to commemorate the Pontian Greek Genocide by the Turks. The Pontic Genocide is one of the darkest moments in history not only for Greeks, but also for mankind. The Genocide vanished from its ancestral […]

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May 19, Pontian Greek Genocide Remembrance Day

May 20, 2013 Featured News

Stella Tsolakidou – 19/5/13 In 1994, May 19 was selected by the Greek parliament as the day to commemorate the Pontian Greek Genocide by the Turks. The Pontic Genocide is one of the darkest moments in history not only for Greeks, but also for mankind. The Genocide vanished from its ancestral and historic homeland in Pontus a culturally vibrant and unique part of the Greek population that had been fighting […]

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