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  The Greek population of Asia Minor - Kalamaria
Ambelokipi - refugees from Asia Minor, Thrace, Bulgaria and Pontos (new settlement)
Toumba - from Asia Minor, Thrace and Pontos (new settlement)
Perea - from Asia Minor and Thrace (new settlement)
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 Dimitrios Gounaris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although he was willing to compromise with the Turks, as he showed in the London talks in early 1921, in order to step up pressure on the Kemalist Turks, he agreed to the launch of the Greek offensive of March 1921.
The Greek Army was not prepared, and the attack was repulsed in the Battle of Inonu, resulting in the first Greek defeat in the Asia Minor Campaign.
After the disaster of August 1922 and the rout of the Greeks by Mustafa Kemal's forces, the remnants of the Greek Army revolted in September, and the government was deposed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dimitrios_Gounaris   (616 words)

 The Roman Army
Minor reforms of Gaius Gracchus had been such to make the state responsible for the supply of equipment and clothing to the legionaries and to forbid the enlistment of youths under seventeen.
The disaster of Manzikert was followed by a mass invasion of Asia Minor (Turkey) by the Turks and a time of civil wars within the remaining Byzantine realm.
Asia Minor had been so utterly devastated by the Turks, that the old recruiting grounds of the empire were barren ruins.
www.roman-empire.net /army/army.html   (13499 words)

Asia Minor and all of Syria became the prey of the Turks.
Transported into Asia Minor, the crusaders laid siege to the city of Nicæa, but Alexius negotiated with the Turks, had the city delivered to him, and prohibited the crusaders from entering it (1 June, 1097).
The commercial welfare of the Venetians themselves was threatened; with their support Pope Clement VI in 1344 succeeded in reorganizing the maritime league whose operations had been prevented by the war between France and England.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04543c.htm   (14112 words)

The famine in North Korea, the currency crisis in Southeast Asia, and the forest fires in Indonesia unexpectedly vied for that honor.
It was the governments of these "miracle economies" of Southeast Asia, together with China, that produced the spurious "Asian values" claim, arguing that the welfare of the community through economic development had to take precedence over protection of individual rights, and that Asians valued efficiency over democracy.
Persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority continued in Burma's Arakan (Rakhine) state, causing a new outflow of refugees to Bangladesh, and attacks by Buddhist monks on Muslims in the central Burmese city of Mandalay in March were widely believed to have been instigated by the government as a way of increasing popular support.
www.hrw.org /worldreport3/Asia.htm   (18670 words)

 1999 Positions of the Rainbow Party on the Yugoslavian Crisis
Aware of the fact that the ethnic minorities in the Balkans have been used in the past and will probably be used in the future as destabilizing factors, the Rainbow party has repeatedly proclaimed the inviolability of existing borders.
At the same time, in the matter of a minority's civic conduct, Rainbow has embraced the principle that this must be such as to reassure the entire population of the country that it does not aspire through the implementation of its rights to either immediately or gradually dissolve any borders.
The Balkan states and the minorities living in them must utilize the teachings of the European Union experience in their attempt to gradually unite their states, with respect for national-minority rights and the overcoming of national prejudices and rivalries.
www.florina.org /html/1999/1999_yugoslavian_crisis.html   (2131 words)

 History of a Family from Asia Minor
I thought that the parts having to do with Asia Minor (where both of my parents were born) might be of wider interest so I have put them together as a separate story.
For a start, the army was pushing deep in the interior of Asia Minor thus not only stretching its supply lines but also going into territories with a hostile population since Greeks (or more precisely the Rom millet) were absent from many parts of the interior.
It is important to remember that the catastrophe of Asia Minor was the end result of events that started with the British desire to control the Iraqi oil fields.
www.theopavlidis.com /AsiaMinor/History1.htm   (6829 words)

 Rebetiko - Phantis
The roots of rebetic song may be found in the music of the coastal settlements of Asia Minor, that of Constantinople, and also in the prisons; the existence of which is attested from the middle of the nineteenth century.
1922 was the year of the Asia Minor Disaster, which was followed by population exhanges in accordance with the Treaty of Lausanne.
Many Asia Minor Greeks were settled in the larger cites of Greece, bringing with them their traditional music.
wiki.phantis.com /index.php/Rebetiko   (1349 words)

 Domain of Culture - Cultural Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
With documents and reports, the exhibition aims to recreate and highlight various aspects (religious, educational, social, cultural) of the late presence of the Greek population in Asia Minor.
The daily life of enslaved Asia Minor Greeks, their problems, the crucial for the community's survival role of the church and education, are some of the exhibition's main concerns.
Institutions that have also contributed to the exhibition are the Association of Smyrnans from Asia Minor and the "Nea Sinassos" Association.
www.cultureguide.gr /events/details.jsp?Event_id=33536&catA=11   (403 words)

 AsiaMedia :: Asia’s Post-Tsunami Future
As is often the case in natural disasters, the poor are suffering the most.
Asia’s current share of global GDP (about 38%) is still far from what it was in 1820, but both countries feel that they can — and must — participate in calling the global shots.
This is of vital importance, especially in light of the fact that Asia’s populations are still booming: India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh will see an increase in the next fifteen years from 1.4 billion to 1.73 billion inhabitants, while China’s population will grow from 1.3 billion to 1.42 billion.
www.asiamedia.ucla.edu /article.asp?parentid=19934   (941 words)

 Asia Society: Publications - Taiwan Elections
Despite Lien’s trailing position in the polls, though, he was seen as the candidate most likely to win in March for most of this period, reflecting the respect for the KMT as the party with by far the most powerful political machine on the island.
The Asia Society is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public education organization dedicated to increasing American understanding of the more than 30 countries broadly defined as the Asia-Pacific region.
The Asia Society is prepared to assist journalists by providing briefings by telephone and in person, additional background materials, and help in identifying specialists on Asia for consultation or broadcast appearances.
www.asiasociety.org /publications/taiwan_elections.html   (9662 words)

 Venizelos and the Asia Minor Catastrophe
In 1919 Greek troops are sent by the victorious allies to the beautiful and multi-ethnic city of Smyrna in Asia Minor to 'protect' Greek citizens but in reality to serve as a buffer between the Italian army which is advancing up the southern Turkish coast and the British who are in Constantinople, (Istanbul).
The disaster of Smyrna meant the end of the three thousand year Hellenic presence in Asia Minor.
In August of 1936 after a deadlocked election where the communists held the balance of power, using strikes and unrest as the excuse, former general Ioannis Metaxas, with the backing of the King, overthrows the government.
www.ahistoryofgreece.com /venizelos.htm   (2377 words)

 Xlibris.Com Bookstore
He marries Marianthe, a woman of the Anatolian middle class whose family, as a result of the Asia Minor Disaster of 1922, has lost its wealth and left her without a dowry.
The Greek army is defeated, and Marianthe´s family, along with a million and a half Greeks living in Asia Minor since ancient times, is uprooted, their property lost, a brother killed.
The fact that she is now without a dowry means that she can marry Costa, whom she had grown to respect and love and who, because of his fathers lack of foresight, has no property in the village.
www2.xlibris.com /bookstore/bookdisplay.asp?bookid=12850   (1466 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Venizelos, Eleutherios   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In 1916 Venizelos established a provisional government at Thessaloníki, which declared war on Germany and Bulgaria, and in 1917, on Constantine's abdication, he became premier for the third time.
Greece fully entered the war on the Allied side, and Venizelos won major territorial concessions for it (in Thrace and Asia Minor) at the Paris Peace Conference.
He also completed the settlement of the 1.2 million refugees who had inundated Greece after the 1922 Asia Minor disaster.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/v/venizelo.asp   (579 words)

 Greco-Turkish relations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Turks reoccupied Asia Minor and entered Smyrna/Izmir on 9 September 1922.
The exceptions to the population exchange were Istanbul and the island of Imbros and Tenedos, where the Greek minority (including the Ecumenical Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church) was allowed to stay, and the eastern part of Greek Thrace, whose Turkish/Muslim minority was also allowed to stay.
Once again the Greek minority in Turkey suffered from the crisis, many Greeks fled the country, and there were even threats to expel the Ecumenical Patriarch.
www.retailunion.net /Hellas.html   (2888 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In the Metropolis of Asia MinorSmyrna, the queen of Ionian cities, the curtain of the Asia Minor tragedy fell at its waterfront, in an orgy of rape, slaughter, and violence, in the massive arson that the Turks started in order to extinguish every trace of Greek culture and presence in the City.
One year after the Asia Minor catastrophe in 1922, a refugees' settlement was founded, a new city, with the name of New Ionia, in order to accommodate part of the Asia Minor refugees, who were scattered in tobacco warehouses, schools, old buildings, temporary tents, and other types of lodgings.
A varied crowd, mainly from Asia Minor, with women and children gathered in the place that had been fixed to put the foundation stone of the first house.
helleniclink.org /newsbody.cfm?ID=96   (4317 words)

 [No title]
Disaster and Fiction: modern Greek fiction and the Asia Minor disaster of 1922
Modern Greek in Asia Minor: a study of the dialects of Silli, Cappadocia and Pharasa, with grammar, texts, translations and commentary
The Greeks of Asia Minor: confession, community and ethnicity in the nineteenth century
www.oswego.edu /~baloglou/anatolia/anat-bibl.html   (591 words)

Persons arrested in Japan, even for a minor offense, may be held in detention without bail for two to three months during the investigation and legal proceedings.
Japan is one of the most seismically active locations in the world; minor tremors are felt regularly throughout the islands.
While responsibility for caring for disaster victims, including foreigners, rests with the Japanese authorities, one of the first things a traveler should do upon arriving in Japan is to learn about earthquake and disaster preparedness from hotel or local government officials.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1148.html   (5294 words)

 2001 Greece's Dangerous Balkan Games
Specifically, we now fully understand the particular sense that can be attributed to the phrase "creation of a cordon sanitaire for the protection of refugees to a depth of 10-20 km within the territory of the Republic of Macedonia under the aegis of the United Nations and the control of Greece".
What Mitsotakis and Milosevic said about "sharing out the cake" has proved to be the official policy of the Greek government over the past ten years, since the name issue has served as a pretext for attempts to destabilise the country as a prelude to dissolution and in the expectation of territorial gain.
RAINBOW as a political body representing the ethnic Macedonian minority in Greece believes that, in the absence of policies designed to avert war, the general declaration found on the lips of politicians, that "the peoples have no bones to pick that would lead them to war", is in fact politically fraudulent.
www.florina.org /html/2001/2001_dangerous_games.html   (498 words)

 Lyra Newsletter - Winter 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
One reason for this is the influence of Asia Minor on the islands.
Gradually, a new musical style was created and Asia Minor songs were adapted to the island measures and became part of the various traditional rituals (weddings, saints' feasts, etc.).
Another factor determined by the Asia Minor influence was the gradual emergence of the violin as a major instrument at the expense of the traditional Dodecanese lyre.
www.ohfs.org /2002_first_quarter.html   (4677 words)

 Honda Civic Minor Revision (ASIA Region)
For the asian region outside of Japan, Honda Asia which is headquartered in Thailand with a Research & Development center in Ayyuthia quietly launched the mid-life revision for Asian countries outside of Japan at the end of last year.
It has undergone a minor face-lift (which in my opinion is quite over-due), changes to the interior, and most importantly some much overdued mechanical updates; all in all the addition of 20 new features and the use of 260 new parts.
Remember, while the asia region outside of Japan is controlled by Honda Asia from out of the Thailand-based headquarters, individual countries have the authority to decide the specifications of the Civic they launch for their domestic market - within some broad constraints imposed by Honda Asia HQ of course.
asia.vtec.net /article/2003Civic   (2052 words)

PAOK went from being the sports club of the Asia Minor refugees to becoming Makedonia’s, and the whole of northern Greece’s, team.
PAOK immediately became the club that the thousands of Asia Minor refugees in northern Greece considered their own.
There was intense conflict with indigenous Greeks, and the epithets the latter used against the refugees included “tourkosporoi” (of Turkish seed) and “yaourtovaftismenoi” (baptized in yogurt, a reference to an important ingredient of Asia Minor cuisine.) The conflict was preserved by the emergence of separate, ghetto-like refugee neighborhoods ringed around Thessaloniki’s center.
www.greekworks.com /content/index.php/weblog/extended/thessalonikis_hidden_passion_paokomania   (1667 words)

 Sylogos Constantinopolitwn
The administration of minority institutions and schools was assigned to a commissioner, appointed by the Turkish authorities.
The invocation of the principle of reciprocity, with regard to the cases of minorities, consists a violation of the minority rights, which under the international law is an action contrary to the principles of the United Nations Charter and the European Convention on Human Rights.
I honor all the societies of Greeks from Asia Minor, which with their action are the living conscience of the Greek nation and remind the Hellenic Government each time what it must do to protect their rights, which have been established and never granted, as these are set forth in the international treaties.
www.greece.org /genocide/SylConst.html   (10652 words)

 Roza Eskenazi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Details of her early life are somewhat obscured by the fact that she placed her date of birth in 1910 in a published interview [1982, R. Eskenazi]
Her family moved to Thessaloniki when she was a small girl, and sometime later to Athens, certainly before the 1923 population exchange that resulted from the 1922 Asia Minor Disaster.
Her first mentor was Panayotis Toundas, himself an Asia Minor refugee and one of the most successful record producers Greek-language recording has ever known, as well as a prolific composer and arranger of popular music.
www.violetta.demon.co.uk /roza.html   (370 words)

 GRANDE BRETAGNE Hotel in Athens Greece
Ever since it opened its doors to receive the first visitor in 1874, the Grande Bretagne has been a point of reference in the social, political and economic life of Athens and, by extension, of the whole of Greece.
Over this period, the country lived through an unfortunate war with Turkey, two Balkan Wars that tripled its territory, two World War~, the Asia Minor Disaster and its accompanying radical transformation of the structure of Greek society, and the Civil War, with its catastrophic consequences.
At the same time, the nature of visitors travelling to Greece changed radically, passing from a few thousand wealthy travellers -admirers of Ancient Greece and its monuments- to millions of visitors, whose interests also encompass seaside resorts, entertainment, business or governmental liasing.
www.grandebretagne.gr /html/des-hotel-history-eng.htm   (768 words)

 Minor Asia - birthplace of christian Apostles
The region is called east because according to the Greek world, Minor Asia was the eastlands that was waiting to be discovered.
The turning point for the Hellenes of Asia Minor was the German-Turkish alliance that arose following the signing of the Treaty of Berlin (1878).
So Smyrna, the largest city in Asia Minor, a cosmopolitan hub populated by a highly educated Greek community and flourishing commercial and middle classes, was sacked and burned and its inhabitants were massacred by the Turkish forces of Kemal Attaturk.
members.fortunecity.com /fstav1/anatolia.html   (1095 words)

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But then, we should take care of tenths of minorities from Asia and Africa since their numbers are much higher to the so-called "minorities" appearing under discussion in the programme.
The conference is aiming in "linguistic minorities" which represent populations that in the past have been in denial of the Hellenic supremacy and /or possession of certain lands, possession that according to them are occupations.
So yes, I believe minorities and the granting of special rights within an existing political commonwealth to any 'minority' group is threatening to the general populace at large, and ought to be discouraged in the strongest possible terms.
maillists.uci.edu /mailman/public/mgsa-l/2003-January.txt   (17400 words)

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