Smyrna (Izmir)

Up until September 1922, Smyrna was a cosmopolitan city of the Ottoman Empire (today's Turkey) made up of a majority Greek population, as well as Armenians, Jews and the Levantines.
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Cosmopolitan Smyrna burns in the background as refugees desperately board boats to flee the massacre which ensued

Cosmopolitan Smyrna burns in the background as refugees desperately board boats to flee the massacre which ensued

Metropolitan Chysostomos of Smyrna welcomes the Hellenic forces to Smyrna following the First World War which saw the persecution and genocide of the Greeks and other Christians throughout Asia Minor.

Metropolitan Chysostomos of Smyrna welcomes the Hellenic forces to Smyrna following the First World War which saw the persecution and genocide of the Greeks and other Christians throughout Asia Minor.

The Greek and Armenian quarters of Smyrna burnt to the ground by Turkish forces in September 1922. The Turkish and Jewish quarters were spared

The Greek and Armenian quarters of Smyrna burnt to the ground by Turkish forces in September 1922. The Turkish and Jewish quarters were spared

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