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    SMYRNA MASSACRE: Memorial for the Victims


    WHERE Turkish Embassy 2525 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC
    WHEN September 09, Sunday, 1PM-4PM


    The Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA) joins the STOP coalition, to
    memorialize the dead, the refugees and all the Orthodox Christian victims of Turkey’s
    Smyrna Massacre. The STOP Coalition stands for “Stop Terrorizing Orthodox
    Peoples!”
    Our group is open to any and all who believe the time has come to draw public
    attention to the evil of the continuing genocides against the many millions of
    Orthodox Christians around the world.

    On September 9th 1922, as part of the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides of
    1915-1923, Turkish armies of Mustafa Kemal (founder of the Republic of Turkey)
    entered the pre-dominantly Christian populated and Greek Orthodox Christian city of
    Smyrna and began a wholesale massacre of men, women, the old and weak, and
    children. Starting with the Armenian quarter, the Turkish army set fires to homes and
    churches filled with people, and turned this legendary Christian city to ash. Who they
    couldn’t kill in time, they pushed into the sea. Orthodox Christian refugees, Greek
    and Armenian, crowded the quay, in desperate flight from Turkey’s genocidal armies.

    Despite the many Western press agents, numerous diplomatic reports, and the
    watchful eyes of a flotilla of some 27 Allied warships that are witnesses to the
    Smyrna Massacre—Turkey refuses to accept any responsibility for its crimes. To this
    day, Turkey not only denies its crimes, Turkey continues to degrade the victims ,
    continues its aggression and contempt for human rights, Turkey remains one of the
    most anti-Orthodox Christian, repressive, human rights abusing regimes in the world.

    Join us, in witnessing readings of survivor testimonies, in lighting of candles for the
    dead, and in our demand that Turkey make a public apology.


    ========================
    Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA) New York, NY 10025 New York:
    Tel. 917-699-9935
    Email: [email protected]
    http://www.cyprusactionnetwork.org

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    Originally posted by Alexandros View Post
    SMYRNA MASSACRE: Memorial for the Victims


    WHERE Turkish Embassy 2525 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC
    WHEN September 09, Sunday, 1PM-4PM


    The Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA) joins the STOP coalition, to
    memorialize the dead, the refugees and all the Orthodox Christian victims of Turkey’s
    Smyrna Massacre. The STOP Coalition stands for “Stop Terrorizing Orthodox
    Peoples!”
    Our group is open to any and all who believe the time has come to draw public
    attention to the evil of the continuing genocides against the many millions of
    Orthodox Christians around the world.

    On September 9th 1922, as part of the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides of
    1915-1923, Turkish armies of Mustafa Kemal (founder of the Republic of Turkey)
    entered the pre-dominantly Christian populated and Greek Orthodox Christian city of
    Smyrna and began a wholesale massacre of men, women, the old and weak, and
    children. Starting with the Armenian quarter, the Turkish army set fires to homes and
    churches filled with people, and turned this legendary Christian city to ash. Who they
    couldn’t kill in time, they pushed into the sea. Orthodox Christian refugees, Greek
    and Armenian, crowded the quay, in desperate flight from Turkey’s genocidal armies.

    Despite the many Western press agents, numerous diplomatic reports, and the
    watchful eyes of a flotilla of some 27 Allied warships that are witnesses to the
    Smyrna Massacre—Turkey refuses to accept any responsibility for its crimes. To this
    day, Turkey not only denies its crimes, Turkey continues to degrade the victims ,
    continues its aggression and contempt for human rights, Turkey remains one of the
    most anti-Orthodox Christian, repressive, human rights abusing regimes in the world.

    Join us, in witnessing readings of survivor testimonies, in lighting of candles for the
    dead, and in our demand that Turkey make a public apology.


    ========================
    Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA) New York, NY 10025 New York:
    Tel. 917-699-9935
    Email: [email protected]
    http://www.cyprusactionnetwork.org
    I'll be there.
    General Antranik (1865-1927): “I am not a nationalist. I recognize only one nation, the nation of the oppressed.”

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Alexandros View Post
      SMYRNA MASSACRE: Memorial for the Victims


      WHERE Turkish Embassy 2525 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC
      WHEN September 09, Sunday, 1PM-4PM


      The Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA) joins the STOP coalition, to
      memorialize the dead, the refugees and all the Orthodox Christian victims of Turkey’s
      Smyrna Massacre. The STOP Coalition stands for “Stop Terrorizing Orthodox
      Peoples!”
      Our group is open to any and all who believe the time has come to draw public
      attention to the evil of the continuing genocides against the many millions of
      Orthodox Christians around the world.

      On September 9th 1922, as part of the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides of
      1915-1923, Turkish armies of Mustafa Kemal (founder of the Republic of Turkey)
      entered the pre-dominantly Christian populated and Greek Orthodox Christian city of
      Smyrna and began a wholesale massacre of men, women, the old and weak, and
      children. Starting with the Armenian quarter, the Turkish army set fires to homes and
      churches filled with people, and turned this legendary Christian city to ash. Who they
      couldn’t kill in time, they pushed into the sea. Orthodox Christian refugees, Greek
      and Armenian, crowded the quay, in desperate flight from Turkey’s genocidal armies.

      Despite the many Western press agents, numerous diplomatic reports, and the
      watchful eyes of a flotilla of some 27 Allied warships that are witnesses to the
      Smyrna Massacre—Turkey refuses to accept any responsibility for its crimes. To this
      day, Turkey not only denies its crimes, Turkey continues to degrade the victims ,
      continues its aggression and contempt for human rights, Turkey remains one of the
      most anti-Orthodox Christian, repressive, human rights abusing regimes in the world.

      Join us, in witnessing readings of survivor testimonies, in lighting of candles for the
      dead, and in our demand that Turkey make a public apology.


      ========================
      Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA) New York, NY 10025 New York:
      Tel. 917-699-9935
      Email: [email protected]
      http://www.cyprusactionnetwork.org


      the proofs of this massacre are so many that even turkish historians had started talking about that:
      Turkish sources claiming Turkish responsibility

      from wikipedia:


      Falih Rıfkı Atay, a Turkish author of national renown is quoted as having lamented that the Turkish army had burnt Smyrna to the ground in the following terms:

      ''Gavur [infidel] İzmir burned and came to an end with its flames in the darkness and its smoke in daylight. Were those responsible for the fire really the Armenian arsonists as we were told in those days? ... As I have decided to write the truth as far as I know I want to quote a page from the notes I took in those days. ‘The plunderers helped spread the fire ... Why were we burning down İzmir? Were we afraid that if waterfront konaks, hotels and taverns stayed in place, we would never be able to get rid of the minorities? When the Armenians were being deported in the First World War, we had burned down all the habitable districts and neighbourhoods in Anatolian towns and cities with this very same fear. This does not solely derive from an urge for destruction. There is also some feeling of inferiority in it. It was as if anywhere that resembled Europe was destined to remain Christian and foreign and to be denied to us.
      If there were another war and we were defeated, would it be sufficient guarantee of preserving the Turkishness of the city if we had left Izmir as a devastated expanse of vacant lots? Were it not for Nureddin Pasha, whom i know to be a dyed-in-the-wool fanatic and rabblerouser, i do not think this tragedy would have gone to the bitter end. He has doubtless been gaining added strength from the unforgiving vengeful feelings of the soldiers and officers who have seen the debris and the weeping and agonized population of the Turkish towns which the Greeks have burned to ashes all the way from Afyon.''



      Falih Rifki Atay implied Nureddin Pasha to be the person who is responsible for the fire in his account:

      "At the time it was said that Armenian arsonists were responsible. But was this so? There were many who assigned a part in it to Nureddin Pasha, commander of the First Army, a man whom Kemal had long disliked..."



      Recently, many Turks have begun to question that nationalist narrative that is taught within their own country.
      Biray Kolluoğlu Kırlı, a Professor of Sociology, published a paper in 2005 in which he pursues an argument based on the claim that the city was burned by the Turks in an attempt to cleanse the predominantly Christian city in order to make way for a new Muslim and Turkish city, and focuses on an examination of the extensions of this viewpoint on the Turkish nationalist narrative since.



      Another work on the subject is the short essay by the historian Professor Reşat Kasaba of Washington University, which briefly goes through on the multiple aspects of the event, without pinpointing clear accusations.


      This massacre has been proved.
      All western navy that was there has reported that.
      Also ,i must highlight that this massacre was planned and part of the genocide program to uproot all christians from their homelands.
      The crime that the greeks of smyrna had done was that they were greeks and they were living there from the ancient ages! They were punished for that...
      The reason why the massacre was planned is that:
      -when turkish troops entered no massacre happenned in the first days.
      -the christians that were hiding went out of their hiding places
      -in the same time turks sunk every ship in the smyrna port and forbidden other ships to come
      -after they blockaded smyrna and all the christian places
      -after they massacred the population ,starting from the armenians
      -they set fire on the christian homes

      the reason of the massacre was to frighten the greeks so that they have better negotiation base and also is the sickness of the turkish nationalist mind (for example Nurrendin)
      "Their [the Young Turks] passion for Turkifying the nation seemed to demand logically the extermination of all Christians---Greeks, Syrians, and Armenians."
      Henry Morgenthau, 1918

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