Sunday May 19 is a day of commemoration of the Greek Pontian Genocide, but also a day of responsibility for its international recognition, which cost 353,000 lives.

The Pan-Pontian Federation of Greece organized several events, which culminated with a procession, on Sunday evening, that began in Syntagma square and the Unknown Soldier monument and terminated at the Turkish embassy where the Pontic associations delivered a resolution.

This was followed by a big event at Odeon of Herodes Atticus with the participation of many musicians and artists.

In his message, the President of the Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, stressed the obligation of the victims to express at least a sincere retrospective apology.

“We can prevent the perpetual acts of cruelty and barbarity, which affect the very core of the value of man,” Mr. Pavlopoulos added.