Turkish Greeks

The 15th September 1955 editorial of Embros, an Istanbul-based Greek newspaper: “We will stay right where we belong”

06.09.2013
Translated from Turkish by Translators for Justice
Source: http://www.agos.com.tr/haber.php?seo=burada-kalacagiz-kiliselerimizi-yeniden-yapmak-olulerimizi-gommek&haberid=5690

A special feature to mark the 58th anniversary of the 6th-7th September pogrom: an editorial from the Istanbul-based Greek daily Embros, dated 15th September 1955.

Due to heavy damage to its printing facilities during the pogrom of 6th-7th September, Embros stopped printing for eight days. Once printing was resumed, the 15th September 1955 editorial read: “We will stay right where we belong. We’ll stand up to rebuild our churches, bury our dead, refurbish our schools, shops, flats, and stay where we are”. (more…)