Μα τι θυμήθηκε τώρα ύστερα από τόσον καιρό! Σηκώθηκε ανήσυχος από τον καναπέ και κατευθύνθηκε στο δωμάτιό του. Ήξερε τι ζιτούσε και πού να το βρει. Σε ένα συρτάρι του γραφείου του είχε κρυμμένο έναν φάκελο. Είχε φθαρεί από τα χρόνια, αλλά κράταγε καλά το περιεχόμενό του.
A documentary about Pontus directed by Yorgos Demir will be screened at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival in Greece on the 7 & 8th of March 2018. According to the documentary's official Facebook page, Pontos: Memories in the Mist of the Past.. "aims to contribute to Turkey´s effort to reconcile with its history."
Fanis Kourouklidis is a professional Pontic lyra performer from Greece. His dynamic playing style and his mastery of the instrument have made him a favorite among listeners worldwide. He was born in Thessaloniki in 1976. His father's family originated from Ak-Tas in Kotyora (Tr: Ordu), Pontus while his mother's family originated in the Santa and Kars regions.
The crypto-Christians (also called cryphi, klosti, Stavriotes, Kromledes) were Christian Greeks who due to the Muslim persecution against Christians publicly declared themselves Muslims. However, in secret, they upheld their Greek language, customs and Christian religious practices.1
The Greeks were probably familiar with the Black Sea by at least the 8th century BC. Greek mythology links Greek contacts and the people of Pontos in the story of Jason and the Argonauts’ voyage to Colchis (Georgia) in search of the Golden Fleece.