May 19, 2010

Pontian Greek Genocide Remembrance

May 19th is the memorial day for the victims innocently killed in Pontos.

The Pontian Greek Genocide was enacted by the Turks who were acting under the leadership of the mass murderer Kemal Ataturk.

Records kept mainly by priests show a minimum 350,000 Pontian Greeks exterminated through systematic slaughter by Turkish troops. Other estimates, including those of foreign missionaries, spoke of 500,000 deaths.

Read more here and here.