Yesterday the Turks celebrated their historical crimes, but Katerina Sakellaropoulou did not even deal with the important date for Greek memory.
Katerina Sakellaropoulou: The patriotic feeling of every Greek citizen was justifiably touched, when the NATO Ground Command yesterday congratulated Turkey on the occasion of the “Victory Day” against the Greeks in 1922, but what can we expect from the self-interested “allies”, when the the President of the Hellenic Republic herself could not find anything to say not even a conversation for the anniversary of the Asia Minor Disaster?
It may be designated as an official Day of Remembrance for the Genocide of Asia Minor Hellenism the 14ththe Septemberbut the actual date of the burning of Smyrna was the 31stthe August and the anniversary was simply transferred from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. Yesterday’s “festivals” of the Turks and the incendiary statements of Erdogan, however, show that the quarrelsome neighbors do not forget the milestones of history, like various journalists and officials in Greece.
The political descendants of the butchers of Hellenism continue to have the audacity to honor their historical crimes, but the institutions of our country do not find a single “loophole” in their agenda to talk about the historical “stations” of collective memory us.
With a few exceptions, the political world turned its back on this black anniversary of Greek history and preferred to deal with small-party issues of political current affairs, rather than honoring even pretentiously the memory of the drama of Asia Minor Hellenism. THE Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendiasbut also the former President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos made a difference and commemorated the day.
But Katerina Sakellaropoulou once again “shine” through her absence, in the public patriotic discourse. Another institutional blip or maybe a show of indifference?
The PtD had the institutional reflexes to issue an announcement about the death of… Mikhail Gorbachev, but did not say a word about the uprooting of Asia Minor Hellenism. Finally a deceased foreign politician who is a symbol of Western expansionism towards Russia has more important than the hundreds of thousands of deadin the bloody memories of our homeland?
A week ago, Katerina Sakellaropoulou solemnly sent a video message to the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyfor the 31stthe anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. Another modern “symbol” of the West, in which PtD demonstrated great willingness to honor Once again Katerina Sakellaropoulou has proven that she does not represent this people, but her personal agenda that she faithfully serves…