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Livera (Gr: Λιβερά, today Yazlik) is a village in the Maçka region of Pontus. Prior to the exchange of populations, it had a population of 800-1,000 people who were all Christians. The village was divided into 3 parishes (Falena, Sagksenoy and Livera Proper).
To understand why Greeks often seek recognition only for the victims of the Greek Genocide in the region of Pontus, it's worth watching the following bizarre interview aired on the OPEN TV channel in April 2019.
Anatolia College, Merzifon was a high school, theological seminary, orphanage and hospital founded in 1864 in the town of Merzifon in the Amasya province of Asia Minor (today Turkey). The origins of the college can be traced to Bebek, a suburb of Constantinople, where in 1840 the original school was started by American missionary Cyrus Hamlin.
This paper summarises reputable information written in English on the relocation of Pontic Greeks since the 18th century from their homeland of Pontos and around the Black Sea to Greece and the Pontic Greek diaspora (sometimes via the former Soviet central Asian republics like Kazakhstan).
Amisos, otherwise known as Samsunta by Greeks, is today’s Samsun, a city situated on the shoreline of the historic region of Pontus, in today’s Turkey. The name Samsunta is derived from Amisos; Eis Amison (towards Amisos) -> s’Amison -> s’Amson -> Samsunta.
Niko’s Kemence is a book of 13 short stories most of which take place in the Black Sea (Karadeniz) region of Turkey. The stories in the book center around the exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey and the after effects of the forced exchange.
Anatolia College, Merzifon was a high school, theological seminary, orphanage and hospital founded in 1864 in the town of Merzifon in the Amasya province of Asia Minor (today Turkey).
The Kotsari, Kotchari or Kochari, (Grk: Κότσαρι) is a popular dance amongst Pontic Greeks second only in popularity to the Serra. It was danced in the eastern regions of Pontus such as Argyroupolis, Bayburt and primarily by the Pontic people of Kars.
Historically known as Trapezus or Trebizond and Trapezunda by Greeks, the city of Trabzon in north-eastern Turkey boasts a rich Hellenic past. It was founded by Greeks in the 8th century BC and existed as a colony of Sinope.
The Trabzon Museum (also known as the Kostaki Mansion) was built in the early 1900's by Greek banker Kostantinos Theofylaktos who owned one of the largest banking and merchant houses in Trabzon (Gr: Trapezunta) and Pontus at the time. He was a major benefactor of the city and Mayor during the Russian occupation of 1916-1918.
The Monastery of Saint John Vazelon, otherwise known as Vazelon Monastery is the oldest monastery of Pontus and named in memory of Saint John the Forerunner (Gr: Αγίου Ιωάννου Προδρόμου).
Aybasti (Grk: Αϊμπαστί) is a town and region in northern Turkey that is identified with ancient Epasa (Grk: Έπασα). It is located approximately 70km SW of Ordu.
Argyroupoli (Grk: Αργυρούπολη, Trk: Gümüşhane) is a town located 80 km south of Trabzon in Pontus (north eastern Turkey), and was the home town of the historic province of Chaldia.
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