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Commemoration Day of the Pontian - Greek Genocide

Today we commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Pontian-Greek genocide that took place between 1914 – 1923 in the region of Pontus (modern day northeastern Turkey). Some 353 000 Pontian-Greeks died as a result of systematic ethnic cleansing, including massacres and deportations of the three million Christian Orthodox not only in this area, but the whole of Asia Minor. The aim of the presentation was to create awareness of such crimes against humanity and highlight our obligation to ensure that history never repeats itself. The programme featured cultural presentations by SAHETI School pupils on this theme. The Pontian Federation of Greece sent a message applauding the initiative.

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