By Sam Topalidis April 11, 2020 (From The National Herald) The St Michael Greek Orthodox church (Plate 1) is located up a steep hill in Ortamahalle, Akchaabat (formerly […]
Sam Topalidis (Pontic Historian and Ethnologist) 2019 Background This paper on traditional clothes worn by Pontic Greeks (Greeks from Pontos—the northeast corner of Anatolia adjacent the […]
Soumela Monastery of Trabzon, The Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Virgin Mary, better known as Sumela Monastery, is one of the Black Sea’s highlights.
Sam Topalidis (Pontic historian) 2018 Introduction Trabzon is a town with over 300,000 people in northeast Turkey on the Black Sea coast (Figure 1). It was settled […]