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Future global center of Pontian Hellenism unveiled

Future global center of Pontian Hellenism unveiled A global center for Pontian Hellenism, to be built on the site of the former airport at Elliniko, southern Athens, was unveiled this week at an event in the Greek capital held at the Mikis Theodorakis Cultural and Conference Center. The construction of the “Hall for the Global […]

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Global Center of Pontian Hellenism Unveiled in Athens

Global Center of Pontian Hellenism Unveiled in Athens An artist’s impression of the main entrance to the Pontian Hellenism Center at Hellinikon. Credit: Pontian Greeks of Sourmena The global center for Pontian Hellenism to be built at the Hellinikon former airport was unveiled at an event in Athens on Tuesday. The center will become a […]

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President attends unveiling of design plans for Pontian Greek center at former airport of Elliniko

President attends unveiling of design plans for Pontian Greek center at former airport of Elliniko The Pontian Greeks have experienced a long, bright, and painful history including a systematically planned genocide, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Tuesday, at an event to reveal plans for a global center to be built at the former Elliniko […]

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Turkey deports head of Pontian federation

Turkey deports head of Pontian federation Turkish authorities deported on Friday the head of the Pan-Pontian Federation of Greece, George Varythymiadis, who had travelled to the country to attend a special service at the Sumela Monastery in Trabzon on Saturday. The federation had announced earlier that Varythymiadis had been detained in the transit area of […]

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Head of Pontian federation detained at Istanbul airport

Head of Pontian federation detained at Istanbul airport The head of the Pan-Pontian Federation of Greece has not been allowed to enter Turkey where he was scheduled to attend a special service at the Sumela Monastery in Trabzon on Saturday, the body said in a statement on social media. Giorgos Varythymiadis was detained in the […]

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Pontian Greek Representative Detained in Turkey on Eve of Feast of Panagia

Pontian Greek Representative Detained in Turkey on Eve of Feast of Panagia George Varythymiadis, the head of the Pan-pontian Federation of Greece, was detained at the airport in Istanbul today just ahead of the Feast of the Panagia on August 15. Credit: Facebook/Pan-Pontian Federation of Greece George Varythymiadis, a representative of the Pontian Greeks, the […]

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President Sakellaropoulou: Greece stays focused on the recognition of the Pontian Greeks genocide

President Sakellaropoulou: Greece stays focused on the recognition of the Pontian Greeks genocide The President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Sunday attended the memorial service for the Pontian Greeks Genocide Day at Athens Μetropolitan Cathedral and afterwards laid a wreath at the Unknown Soldier monument. Sakellaropoulou underlined that Greece stays focused on the […]

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Tsipras: We honour the memory of the victims of Pontian genocide

Tsipras: We honour the memory of the victims of Pontian genocide “We honour the memory of the victims of the Pontian Greeks genocide that led to the death and uprooting of a significant part of Hellenism with a long history. We honour the Pontian Greeks contribution to the social,cultural and economic restoration of Greece,” stated […]

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The Australian Savior of Thousands of Pontian Greek Refugees

The Australian Savior of Thousands of Pontian Greek Refugees The statue of George Treloar next to Pontian girl Lemona at Ballarat. Credit: https://monumentaustralia.org.au/ Australian military officer George Treloar saved thousands of Pontian Greek refugees who were forced to flee their ancestral homes in Turkey in the 1920s. In 2019 Greek Australians raised money to create […]

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