On September 6-7, 1955, carefully staged government-sponsored riots caused irreparable harm to the Greek community in Istanbul, Turkey.
The events began after false news spread that the Turkish consulate in Thessaloniki had been bombed the day before. The consulate was the house where Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk had been born in 1881.
Well documented by Greek and Turkish historians alike, the Istanbul pogroms are detailed in an article by Speros Vryonis Jr., a late Greek-American historian who specialized in Byzantine, Balkan and Greek history and author of various works on Byzantine and Greek-Turkish relations.
Vyronis carefully investigates the incident in his book titled “The Mechanism of Catastrophe: The Turkish Pogrom of September 6 – 7, 1955, and the Destruction of the Greek Community of Istanbul.”
See an image slideshow with dozens of photos from various Turkish news archives that have only recently been made public.
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& your solution is what?
I have family that survived these atrocities. They had to emigrate to the US as a result of this very event. Although I would not have met and married Toula had not her parents come to the US, the fact remains, the Turks are blood thirsty savages. Just ask the Greeks & the Armenians.
Oh, so the Greeks were okay to come to Symrna to kill Turks but when Turks do it; it’s called blood thirsty savages ha? Human kind has done some terrible things in the past and still is doing terrible things. So get over it!
cahil cahil konuşmayın ya hahaha Greeks come to “SMYRNA” to kill turks hahahahahha bu hayatımda duydugum en komik şey sanırım ya
So how Greeks came to a region that lived there about 1500 years before you appeared on History Sema. It doesn’t make sense. Greeks were there couple millennia before you even exist as a race. If you read history (even from wikipedia) you ‘ll learn that a Mongolian war race came to the region and start slaughtering people throughout its hole Historical (hm 500 years doesn’t sound so historical but anyway) period. I would be really ASHAMED if i was coming from a country like Turkey that my FEW CENTURIES OF HISTORY was COVERED WITH BLOOD AND GENOCIDES…………and definitely WOULD BE ASHAMED TO COMMENT ON ARTICLES LIKE THIS. Let the world wait for your next hit
SO SOON!!! And here it is. Lets see where all these insane statements are going to lead this time.
I would recommend you not to classify every Turk in the same way! I also bad memories about Greek people but don’t jugde them all same! Please watch out how you speak
It is like a Greek kristallnacht. I am not sure that Erdogan would have it any different today.
Why is this unbelievable? This look just like what Greek Students are doing in central Athens the last few years to their own people and businesses.
είσαι ένας αδαής βλάκας.
Too much ignorance and testosterone
My great grandfathers surname name was found in the Hellenistic archives of the 1955 Turkish destruction of the Greek community of Istanbul,, My Grandfather never spoke much about it,, but mum said that was the heart and pride of all the Greeks that fled for their lives. I would like to know more.
The source of these images is my blog: http://geckal.blogspot.se/2014/09/yuzlesilemeyen-iki-gunden-6-7-eylul.html
Can’t you think to add this source info on the text? Your readers can see more images there out of be respectfull. 🙂
what part of this is unbelievable ? these shit happens all over the history. i see nothing new and not suprised
Seems like it happens a lot more with Turks.
Another shameful moment from our bizarre history. Yes it is pure ignorance and testesterone, like any other violence, caused and applied by any misguided crowd of the world.
They are now shaping Turkish education system to even weirder levels, injecting more religion each day.
May God give us all, some mental health. This is way too much violence and ignorance for our kids 🙁
It’s very good that you have courage to admit it, Hasan, only those, who admit and learn from their mistakes, can do great achievements. Give your children some secular education at home too so they understand what is right.
Ignorant. Mindless. Savages. These are some words that come to mind when I see these sort of images. My mothers side is Armenian from Istanbul. They left Istanbul for Australia in the mid sixty’s, thanks to an ever increasing resentment towards minority Christians such as the Greeks and Armenians.
The Turkish of the past and present are no different. They are savages and are terrorists. Judgment day shall come
This is heartbreaking!
The Turkish people are the lowest race in humanity, always have been and always will be.
[…] eliminate Christians and Jews from the economy. In 1955, Greeks, Armenians, and Jews were targeted by a pogrom in Istanbul. And in 1964, the remaining Greeks were forcefully expelled from Turkey. All of the […]
All countries had there days of glory the Roman’s the English the French the Greeks the Turks and so on Are you guys telling me when Alexander the Great conquered so many lands that he was nice to the locals I don’t think so