Thursday, December 14, 2017

Quora : Greeks going Muslim under Ottoman Rule = > Turks

How didn't Greece convert to Islam under Ottoman Empire?

Hans-Georg Lundahl
History buff since childhood. CSL & Eco added to Medieval lore. + Classics.
Answered just now
Some did. They were known as Turks.

When Greece was freed, they usually left Greece and went to Turkey.

At the Black Sea coast the inverse happened, those who had remained Greeks were so few they went to Greece.

In fact, in the time of Atatürk an exchange of populations was proposed to avoid the Black Sea Greeks getting killed by Turks.

On Cyprus, the cohabitation was in more equal numbers, and after a few conflicts, the island was parted into two regions. One for each religion and ethnicity.

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