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Old 08-14-2018, 10:08 AM   #68
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Originally Posted by Carlin15 View Post

And make your own conclusions that a large number of Pontians and Asia-Minor refugees DID NOT speak Greek except the Turkish language. And many of them continue to talk about it to this day with an admirable zeal, as well as expressing their nostalgia at every opportunity with everything to do with Turkey and the very oriental traits.
There are stories in Turkey, which I have heard just lately, that some Karamanlides in order to NOT leave Turkey for Greece during the population exchange started marrying Muslims and converting to Islam.

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