Greek freedom fighters, May 19 is the day of remembrance of the Pontian Greek Genocide (1916-1923). Records kept mainly by priests show a minimum 350,000 Pontian Greeks exterminated by Turkish troops and Kurdish para-militaries. Other sources including  foreign missionaries mention 500,000 deaths, most through deportation and forced marches into the Anatolian desert. Greek cities (Pafra, Samsous, Kerasous, and Trapezous) endured massacres and deportations that destroyed their populations.

Greek freedom fighters, May 19 is the day of remembrance of the Pontian Greek…

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Crowd farewelling troopship Nieuw Amsterdam carrying soldiers of the Reinforcements, Wellington, 7 April Photograph taken by Charles P S Boyer.

Soli of man (Pontos, Black Sea region of the Asia Minor, men's costume)

Soli of man (Pontos, Black Sea region of the Asia Minor, men's costume)

İZMİR 1900

İZMİR 1900

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Freedom fighters, Samsun

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