Turkey commemorates the victims of the massacre committed by Greek gangs in September 1821 in the city of Tripolitsa on the island of Morea (Peloponnese), as a result of which tens of thousands of Turks were brutally killed. The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the 200th anniversary of the tragedy.
The tragedy occurred during the siege of Tripolitsa, which was the administrative center of the Peloponnese, by the Greek rebels.
“This inhuman massacre, aimed at preventing any Turk from surviving in the Peloponnese, has become a“ black mark in history, ”the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Twitter.
“Those who, while teaching others, distort the facts themselves at the first opportunity presented themselves, should know that their atrocities can never be forgotten, and they should sincerely face the facts,” the ministry added.
Tripolice was the administrative center of the province of Morea (Peloponnese) in southern Greece and was ruled by the Ottoman Empire from the end of the 14th century.
After the capture of the city by the Greek rebels, Muslims were exterminated, and the inhabitants of Tripolitsa from the Jewish and Christian communities who supported the Ottoman state.
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