Ethnic groups in Greece
“Pontian Greeks adopted Turkish language and culture, and many converted to Islam in order to have greater opportunities in Turkish society”
“Maybe that’s just the fate of this place” said a local referring to the expulsion of Yeniköy’s Greek population during the birth of the modern Turkey
Turkey on June 17 condemned a Greek court's decision to sentence the elected mufti, or Muslim official, of the city of Xanthi to time in prison with a three-year deferment of the sentence.
A criminal court in the city of Thessaloniki sentenced Ahmet Mete to 15 months in prison for "disrupting public order by sowing public discord."
The story of the Greeks in 401BC who found themselves stranded in the middle of Asia
The house was in a sprawl of cinder-block shanties on the eastern edge of the town. Two Greek flags hung near the approach. Beyond them lay the Muslim cemetery. The women served coffee, accompanied by the usual jokes about whether to call it Greek or Turkish. The correct term, of course, depended on where you happened to be.
His dissertation was published in Greek with the title “The Islamization of the Greeks of Asia Minor in the period 1919-1925. A study of memory”