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genocides against the Greeks

What genocide against the Greeks?

Could it be the Population exchange between Greece and Turkey that is referenced?

The convention affected the populations as follows: almost all Greek Orthodox Christians (Greek- or Turkish-speaking) of Asia Minor including a Turkish-speaking Greek Orthodox population from middle Anatolia (Karamanlides), the Ionia region (e.g. Smyrna, Aivali), the Pontus region (e.g. Trapezunda, Sampsunta), Prusa (Bursa), the Bithynia region (e.g., Nicomedia (İzmit), Chalcedon (Kadıköy), East Thrace, and other regions were either expelled or formally denaturalized from Turkish territory. These numbered about half a million and were added to the over one million Greeks already cleansed by the Turkish army before the treaty was signed. About 500,000 people were expelled from Greece, predominantly Turks, and others including Greek Muslims, Muslim Roma, Pomaks, Cham Albanians, and Megleno-Romanians.

Yes, it was horrible, but to pin in on islam 1) ignores nationalism as a causative factor and 2) ignores that at the time it was Greece that was invading Turkey, not the other way around.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Sep 1st, 2010 at 04:09:43 AM EST
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Maybe he's thinking of the massacre of tens of thousands at the capture of Tripolitsa in 1821? No, that was Turks and Jews being massacred by Greeks. I guess that isn't what he had in mind.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Sep 1st, 2010 at 04:26:32 AM EST
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Just look up the Greek genocide in Wikipedia, and you'll discover something that you are apparently totally unfamiliar with. It might even be useful.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_genocide
by Lynch on Wed Sep 1st, 2010 at 12:16:09 PM EST
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I was aware of this. Now you could you explain why this has anything to do with Islam, and if it has, why Tripolitsa is not about Orthodox Christianity, or the WW2 massacres of Serbs are not about the Catholic Church and the Franciscan order. To the extent that it is about religion, I don't see much to chose between the religions, with the exception of the Jews who haven't had the power to  do such things until recently. But they are making up for lost time...

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Sep 1st, 2010 at 02:39:16 PM EST
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Most of the panoply of belief systems commonly lumped together as "pagan" have also been out of power for a long time.

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Wed Sep 1st, 2010 at 03:01:42 PM EST
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it was Greece that was invading Turkey, not the other way around

Indeed, just like the Allies invaded France in 1945.
I suppose the Greeks were also invading when they fought the Turks in Constantinople in 1452.

by Lynch on Wed Sep 1st, 2010 at 12:15:38 PM EST
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