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The 30-year genocide of Christians in Turkey


“Altogether between 1919 and summer 1923, about 1.5 million Greeks were cleansed from Asia Minor and Eastern Thrace. Almost all were resettled in Greece. But several hundred thousand Ottoman Greeks had died. Either they were murdered outright or were the intentional victims of hunger, disease, and exposure,” Israeli historians Benny Morris and Dror Ze’evi write in their extensive study that was recently published in English.

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Memories of an old-school projectionist


It was 1988 when “Cinema Paradiso,” Giuseppe Tornatore’s elegiac tribute to the movie theater culture, hit European screens. Angelos Semelas was 13 when he saw the film in 1988, but remembers it as though it were yesterday.



Anna Korakaki shoots to the top in European Games


Olympic gold medalist in shooting Anna Korakaki on Wednesday landed her first European Games gold at the 25-meter air pistol final in Minsk, Belarus, three days after collecting silver in the 10 m air pistol event. The Drama-born shooter received the congratulations of President Prokopis Pavlopoulos. [European Olympic Committees]