On September 6-7, 1955, a carefully staged, government-sponsored series of riots took place that caused irreparable harm to the Greek community of Istanbul, Turkey.
The events, well documented by Greek and Turkish historians alike, are detailed in this article by Speros Vryonis Jr, a Greek-American historian who specializes in Byzantine, Balkan, and Greek history and the author of various works on Byzantine and Greek-Turkish relations.
Vyronis carefully investigates the incident in his book titled The Mechanism of Catastrophe: The Turkish Pogrom of September 6 – 7, 1955, and the Destruction of the Greek Community of Istanbul.
Below are dozens of photos from various Turkish news archives that have only recently been made public.
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