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Old 07-20-2012, 11:19 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Macedonian_Nationalist View Post
How can a Turkish speaking people from Asia Minor who arrived in Macedonia only 70-80 years ago as a result of a population exchange now be considered "Greek" or "Greek Macedonian"?
...i have no problem with them being 'greek' or even 'greek macedonian' or any hybrid classification of their own making and imagination...my problem is that they're now calling themselves... 'Macedonian'.

The original langauge (Turkish) spoken by these people is pretty well documented, the lesser known fact is the widespread Turkish customs that had to be stripped from them...perhaps forum member 'Voltron' can tell us how the 'hellenization' policies of the early 20th century in modern greece, transformed his Christian refugee grandparents of the former Ottoman Empire into first, 'greeks' and now 'Macedonians'...???
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