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The Greek flag in the Turkish quarter of Smyrna, May 1919 (Wikimedia Commons)

Georgia and Turkey, two countries with a significant Greek presence throughout history.

Odysseas Kripotos - Οδυσσέας Κρυπ
Presented by
Odysseas Kripotos - Οδυσσέας Κρυπ
Published on
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 17:15
File size
18 min 2 sec

Relations between Greece and Georgia began when Jason and the Argonauts started their quest for the Golden Fleece. The bonds between the two nations have flourished beyond the myth and are still evolving.

Turkey has been an integral part of the Greek history.

Greeks have been continuously living in Turkey  for over 3000 years and have established many big cities such as Ephesus, Miletus and Byzantium (Istanbul). While communications between the two countries could have been better, thousands of Greeks in Turkey still preserve their ethnic identity, culture and religious faith.



Stavros Yoltzoglou, Coordinator of Minority Education at the Istanbul Greek Consulate

Sophie Shamanidi, Advisor for Ethnic Minorities to the President of Georgia.

Interviews: Panos Apostolou and Themis Kallos


Producer: Odysseas Kripotos

Technical Production: Qazim Menxhiqi 


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