Source: Smyrna of Petros Linardos
Note: Smyrna is an ancient city (today Izmir in Turkey) that was founded at a very early period on the Aegean coast of Anatolia, Western Asia Minor. Following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire World War I, the victors had, for a time, intended to carve up large parts of Anatolia under respective zones of influence and offered the western regions of Turkey to Greece. On 15 May 1919 the Greek Army occupied Izmir, but the Greek expedition towards central Anatolia turned into a disaster for both that country and for the local Greeks of Turkey. The Turkish army regained control of the city on 9 September 1922
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