|The pictures on
this web page are but a few of hundreds demonstrating atrocities committed at the turn of the last century by
planned, calculated and well-orchestrated Turkish genocides of Greeks in
Asia Minor. There are undisputable data demonstrating that millions of Greeks
were exterminated in addition to the systematic eradication and genocide of
millions of other Christians like the Armenians and the Assyrians.
Today, the Greek government, under threats by an ever-belligerent Turkish
regime bent on expansionism and regional hegemony, has surrendered its
sovereignty to the Turkish state by refusing to acknowledge that Greek
genocides ever took place in Asia Minor. The Greek government has decided
that a law voted upon unanimously in 1998 cannot be ascended into
presidential decree because it offends Turkey.
The degree to which Turkey has attempted to censor free speech and truth was
evidenced last year when it succeeded in threatening the US Congress to
abandon the recognition of the Armenian Genocide. The subjugation of Greek
history to Turkish interpretation is tantamount to a subjugation of Greek
sovereignty. The Greek government's acquiescence to this, by its decision to
remove all references of Greek Genocides in Asia Minor raises serious
concerns about what other elements of Greek sovereignty will be given to
Turkish control and decree. It is in the hands of Greeks and philhellenes
world-wide to prevent this dangerous development.
Please sign the electronic
petition below to preserve Greek history and sovereignty and to prevent
Turkish censorship and control of the Greek nation.
Excellency Kostis Stephanopoulos,
President of the Hellenic Republic
Prime Minister, Mr. Kostas Simitis
Foreign Minister, Mr. George Papandreou
His Beatitude Archbishop Christodoulos
Members of Parliament of the Hellenic Republic
Members of the Hellenic Press
We the undersigned: Hellenes of Diaspora, Hellenes of Greece, Armenians, Assyrians and other descendants of the historical peoples of Asia
Minor; and, Philhellenes from many nations, are writing to express our shock
and outrage that your Administration is seeking, in an arbitrary action of doubtful
legality, to delete the word "Genocide" as a response to
annoyance expressed by Turkish regime officials.
Three years ago, Law 2645 passed unanimously by the Parliament and subsequently ruled constitutional
by the Council of State, calls for the recognition of September 14 as a day of Remembrance of the
Genocide of Hellenism in Asia Minor
Respectfully we urge you, NOT to
remove the word "Genocide" in trying to respond to demands by the
authoritarian Kemalist regime presently ruling the Turkish people.
An Hellene and his grandson,
Mobilization of Turkish troops.
Smyrna being burned by the Turkish
Desperate attempt to escape from Smyrna.
Mustafa Kemal and his Kurdish allies.
Massacred Christian children.
Survivors of the Genocides.
Pogrom of Hellenes in Constantinople,
The final act of the Hellenic Genocide
Hellenic families mourning their relatives.