World Refugee Day

By Alexander Stoinis

1913, when 51% of Macedonia was awarded to Greece, no thanks to the Bucharest Treaty of 1913, following the Balkan Wars, Greece commenced exhaustive acts of genocide and persecution on its supposedly non-existent minorities during the 20th Century alone, particularly those who refer to themselves as Macedonian, Turkish and Vlach. Many such acts are well documented by the independent Greek – Human Rights Watch / Helsinki Monitor, which deals with the delicate issue of human rights within Greece.

Macedonians, under a Greek Occupation, were forbidden to speak their mother tongue, practice their culture or even bare a Macedonian name. Hundreds of thousands of Macedonians were forced into exile and thousands more were murdered in numerous attacks lead by the Greek government and Greek Orthodox Church.

The Greek government, with the August 10th, 1929 act “Agreement for the protection of the non-Greek population living in Greece”, was obliged to respect “the interests of the residents who were different from Greek by ethnicity, language or religion”. This, however, did not deter the Greeks

Greek fascist regime of Ioannis Metaxas

Violent massacres occurred in which Greek civilians were told by their government and church to take up arms and attack Macedonian settlements, killing without remorse. One such massacre was the Zagoricani village massacre, a well-documented act that occurred in this village situated on the outskirts of Kostur (Kastoria in modern day Northern Greece). Further incidents and acts of persecution occurred under the Greek fascist regime of Ioannis Metaxas and more recently the likes of foreign minister, George Papandreou.

The Greek civil war, which ended in 1949, resulted in over 40,000 Macedonian children being separated from their parents and forced into exile, known to the Macedonian Diaspora simply as “the child refugees” (Deca Begalci) – some never allowed to return back to their birthplace to this day.

We will always remember those who have struggled and those who have paid the ultimate price for freedom but we will never forget those who continue to struggle today under an unfair, inhumane regime and the so-called, ‘Democracy of Greece’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By | 2017-06-21T18:27:08+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Latest News|10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. antonia January 27, 2018 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    The world is gradually become aware of the planned genocide against the Macedonian nationality which was begun in 1767 and has continued to the present.

  2. Mr. Bill Terkalas February 27, 2018 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing the TRUTH, with the world. What our fore-fathers, mothers, brothers & sisters, (our people) had to endure is horrific and un humain, to say it politely. I have heard first hand accounts, from great grandparents, grandparents, parents, and others both relatives & non relatives. These accounts were from Zelovo and from countless other villages, from Kostur/Kastoria to Lering/Florina. All 100% coinciding with your reports. Some almost unspeakable. It’s truly time the world finds out that, the Greeks are guilty of genocide. Especially, today’s generation of Greeks. Sadly, they argue extremely pationatly, without knowledge of the true history behind their arguments. Understandably, such great sadness exists for the genocide committed on the Greeks, by the Ottomans. Yet, (the guilty generation of Greeks), either brain wash their youth, or simply don’t teach them the truth. The Greeks committed genocide against the Macedonians.
    Son, from the village of Zelovo. Modern day Antartiko, in Aegean Macedonia.
    Mr. Bill Terkalas.

  3. Mitre M. March 6, 2018 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Shame , shame for the whole world…. :'(

  4. Biljana Ivanovska March 6, 2018 at 11:31 am - Reply

    One is Republic of Macedonia in the world … the others are provinces in other countries….

    • Biljana July 19, 2018 at 5:55 pm - Reply

      I am not sure what are you trying to say by this Biljana??

  5. boban barbarre March 24, 2018 at 7:50 am - Reply

    The 21st century is executed for the Macedonians, the only home country with 75% of Macedonians is ruined by the use of 14% of Albanians by giving the right to a second state language and representation as 25% of Albanians and refusing to make a population census in the Republic of Macedonia. Requests from Greece to Change History and name Macedonia with the support of the Great Powers is unbelievable an ancient people to change their own identity.
    These is address DNA shows the real truth of this part of Europe. In three other world DNA labs, they showed the same results. The truth of the historical nations and their destruction for unexplained purposes. May God help us

    http://say-macedonia.blogspot.com/2008/10/genetic-comparison-of-balkan-nations.html

  6. P K June 30, 2018 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    As a Greek man in 2018, I apologize to the Macedonian people. I was not alive then but I can assure you, I would have not been a part of this sickness. I also apologize for being Greek. Peter K.

    • Biljana July 19, 2018 at 6:01 pm - Reply

      In my life, this is first time that a Greek person says sorry to Macedonians for the awful genocide that was implemented upon Macedonians in Greece. Well, thank you! Wish there are more like you, and we can somehow, not forget, because you just don’t forget things like these, but find the balance and stop the hatred between us. It’s 21st Century

    • Anonymous July 28, 2018 at 8:33 am - Reply

      No need to apologize for being Greek. We are happy that you are Greek and think and feel on your own…Being Greek is not bad. Being bad Greek is bad as being bad Macedonian or bad German or bad Sri Lankan or whatsoever…Thank you for your comment! and in addition have a look at my good wishes following the disaster (the recent fires in Greece) and replies from someone who is not like you!
      We all have to work hard I guess to win those kind of ignorant people…Takes time I guess…

      https://youtu.be/sIRjI-r9trI

    • Ivana November 20, 2018 at 7:56 am - Reply

      Don’t feel bad cuz u are Greek not all of you guys are bad there is bad people in every nation but thank u for your sincere writing greetings

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