The Howling Owl
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The Howling Owl

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The Pontic Greeks

“We will cut off your heads, we will make you all disappear.”

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/05/19/the-pontic-greeks-fought-hard-2/

General Mahmut Şevket Paşa (1856–1913), the Ottoman Commander-in-Chief, tells Orthodox Patriarch Ioakeim III (1834–1912), Greek Patriarch of Constantinople, in June 1909:

“We will cut off your heads, we will make you all disappear.”

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John E Marks

John E Marks

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