chaldean if I might continue:
Turks working hard at demolishing the Greek Community - 1955
The Dhimmi Tax went bye-bye at the same time which effected their economy BIG time for many years.
They never really recovered from it!
The Turks attacking the Greeks and their property while
shouting: "Today your property. Tomorrow your lives!"
The rampant destruction by the Turks continued from the evening
of September 6th into the morning of September 7th, 1955
Besides the destruction, even worse, hundreds of Hellenes were tortured, raped and murdered.
Celebrations mixed with looting by the Turks against the Hellenes
who'd lived there for thousands of years.
The pillaging continues all through the night under the watchful
eye of Turkish Officials against the defenceless Greeks.
And they continue to celebrate after their night of carnage, robbing, rapes, murders, and arson.
The Turkish Flag is at the ready to hang over the Greek Community they had just destroyed.
The looting and hate continued. The same hate that murdered
millions of Greeks, Armenians, and Assyrians.
Turkish soldiers continue the plunder the next morning.
Turkish soldiers displaying their happiness as was their tradition at
the destruction of Christians.
Churches were pillaged, burned and desecrated. Schools and rectories destroyed. The Greeks of Constantinople were no more. A "Turkey for the Turks" was born through the ethnic cleansing and genocide of millions of Christians.
Constantinople: Human Cost
THE TOTAL ELIMINATION OF CHRISTIANS.
"The events of 1955 were the barbaric means with which the Turkish government aimed for the elimination and Ethnic Cleansing of the Hellenic community in Turkey.
The cost to the community was momentous. Out of the half million Hellenes that lived in Constantinople in the 1920's, only some 3,000 mostly senior citizens exist today.
The Ethnic Cleansing was accomplished by gradual political prosecution, as well as pure mindless violence.
On September 6th and 7th 1955, the goal of the Turkish state became ever more evident. These are just a few of the horrors the Hellenes of the city lived through:
Destroyed Homes 2,600
Destroyed Businesses 4,340
Destroyed Hotels 110
Destroyed Pharmacies 27
Churches Burnt to Ground 38
Churches Destroyed 35
Destroyed Newspapers 3
Destroyed Athletic Organizations 5
The above does not include the hundreds of murders, nor the more than 200 rapes. The extent of the animal barbarism of the Turks does not even end there. With a crazed passion, they set to destroy everything that was Hellenic. Tombs and thousand year-old temples and monuments were included on their list of destruction.
The Turkish barbarism is still alive today, and growing ever larger like a malevolent tumor. The barbarism against the Hellenes in 1955 was not an isolated event. Genocide's and massacres of entire populations have been practiced by the Turks in the entirety of this century.
The bitter taste of Turkish barbarism has been the experience of Armenians, Assyrians, Alewis, Hellenes of Asia Minor, Hellenes of Constantinople, Hellenes of Cyprus, Hellenes of Imbros and Tenedos, Pontian Hellenes, Kurds, and a large number of minorities, all within this, the 20th century.
THE ETHNIC CLEANSING OF CHRISTIANS CONTINUED:
50 Years Ago this evening - September 6th, 1955 - September 7th 1955"