Tensions mount at Greek border with Turkey amid contested history of migration in the Aegean

From The Conversation, “Tensions mount at Greek border with Turkey amid contested history of migration in the Aegean“:

“… The Aegean islands were also where boats filled with Greek Orthodox residents of Asia Minor came in the wake of the Convention of the Forced Exchange of Populations of 1923 between Greece and Turkey, signed after the first world war. Following the arrival of more than 1.5 million people in Greece, the population of the islands almost doubled to the extent that many locals still have family members from among the group originally and still known as the ‘Asia Minor refugees’….”

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