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Anatomy of the “Septemvriana”: Constantinople 1955

Pogrom Constantinople Sept 1955 Desecrated Church

NEOS KOSMOS More than 5,300 properties, the vast majority of them Greek-owned, were badly damaged or destroyed that night. Among these were houses, businesses, churches, monasteries, schools. The Constantinople-Istanbul pogrom, also known as the Constantinople riots or September events, was organised mob attacks directed primarily at the city’s Greek minority on 6-7 September 1955. The events were triggered by the ... Read More »

The Pope between truth and diplomacy

Pope Francis Visits Sardinia

By Manlio Dinucci Voltaire Network | Rome (Italy) | 6 December 2014 The Pope’s statements in Turkey shocked Syrian refugees. Indeed, the head of the Catholic Church thanked Ankara for its assistance without referring to the context. The flight of the Syrian population was in fact caused by the military support provided to the jihadists, including by Turkey. In addition, ... Read More »

Turkey’s Pogrom of September 6-7, 1955

Britain’s Role, the U.S. Response and Lessons for Today Gene Rossides September 13, 2005 Greek News Britain opposed freedom and democracy for Cyprus following World War II and bears the original and primary responsibility for the post-World War II tragedies that have befallen Cyprus. While other colonies were gaining their freedom, Cyprus was told by the British Minister of State ... Read More »

The division of Turkey

By Thierry Meyssan The evolution of Turkish politics since Prime Minister Erdoğan disclosed his affiliation to the Muslim Brotherhood is comparable to that of Egypt: the unquestionable support he enjoys is only matched by the hatred he arouses. More than ever, the country is divided, with no democratic solution in sight, and a future that – in whatever form – will ... Read More »

Turkish government desecrates the Church of Agia Sophia

This is the second time in recent years that the Turkish government has converted a unique Christian church into a mosque Source: http://neoskosmos.com/news/en/turkey-government-desecrates-the-church-of-agia-sophia 17 Jul 2013 The Federation of Pontian Associations of Australia has called upon the Australian government and the international community to protect Anatolia’s indigenous Christian heritage. The announcement follows an incident two weeks ago where Muslim prayers were ... Read More »

ISN’T PASCHA A TIME FOR PEACE AND JOY? – WELL NOT FOR MIDDLE EASTERN CHRISTIANS!

PALESTINIAN CHRISTIANS ‘MISTREATED’ BY ISRAEL AT EASTER CELEBRATIONS (Source: AlArabiya) Israel is causing “countless difficulties” for Palestinian Christians and Muslims to reach their holy sites, the Palestine Liberation Organization said late Saturday as Orthodox Christians held the “Holy Fire” ceremony in Jerusalem. Thousands of Israeli police officers were deployed on the eve of the Orthodox Easter as throngs of Christians ... Read More »