Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Stop Terrorizing Orthodox People!




SMYRNA MASSACRE: Memorial for the Victims


WHERE Turkish Embassy 2525 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC
WHEN September 09, Sunday, 1PM-4PM



The Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA) joins the STOP coalition, to memorialize the dead, the refugees and all the Orthodox Christian victims of Turkey’s Smyrna Massacre. The STOP Coalition stands for “Stop Terrorizing Orthodox Peoples!”

Our group is open to any and all who believe the time has come to draw public attention to the evil of the continuing genocides against the many millions of Orthodox Christians around the world.

On September 9th 1922, as part of the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides of 1915-1923, Turkish armies of Mustafa Kemal (founder of the Republic of Turkey) entered the pre-dominantly Christian populated and Greek Orthodox Christian city of Smyrna and began a wholesale massacre of men, women, the old and weak, and children. Starting with the Armenian quarter, the Turkish army set fires to homes and churches filled with people, and turned this legendary Christian city to ash. Who theycouldn’t kill in time, they pushed into the sea. Orthodox Christian refugees, Greek and Armenian, crowded the quay, in desperate flight from Turkey’s genocidal armies.

Despite the many Western press agents, numerous diplomatic reports, and the watchful eyes of a flotilla of some 27 Allied warships that are witnesses to the Smyrna Massacre—Turkey refuses to accept any responsibility for its crimes. To this day, Turkey not only denies its crimes, Turkey continues to degrade the victims , continues its aggression and contempt for human rights, Turkey remains one of the most anti-Orthodox Christian, repressive, human rights abusing regimes in the world.

Join us, in witnessing readings of survivor testimonies, in lighting of candles for the dead, and in our demand that Turkey make a public apology.


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Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA)
New York, NY 10025. New York: Tel. 917-699-9935
Email: cana@cyprusactionnetwork.org
http://www.cyprusactionnetwork.org/
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2 Comments:

Blogger لجنة الاشراف على المدوّنة said...

Comrade,

I am one of the editors of the Arab Nationalist Weblog: http://arab-nationalist.blogspot.com
(mainly in Arabic). We are an extension of a large discussion group called the Arab Nationalist List.

We seem to share many views and we welcome cooperation with you in any way. Indeed, we have already at least one Greek comrade in our ranks.

I leave you with a post written in English by one of our members: http://arab-nationalist.blogspot.com/2007/07/arab-perspective-on-turkey.html

It was a pleasure to stumble upon your site. Feel free to contact us using the sign-in account I am using.

9:00 AM  
Blogger HellenicSon said...

Even though their site is totally uncomprehensible to any Greek, I can, for the most part, agree with the posting on Turkey

One correction though:

"The modern Turkish state was built, in part, on the ruins and the territory of other nations usurped by the Ottomans and later by the modern Turkish nationalists. These include Arabs (including Assyrians), Kurds, Armenians, Cypriots, and Greeks."

True Cypriots are Hellenes themselves, any Turk living in Cyprus should not be considered "Cypriot"

4:31 PM  

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