Antioch's Last Heirs: The Hatay Greek Orthodox Community between Greece, Syria and Turkey

Ioannis Ν. Grigoriadis
2022 Byzantine and modern Greek studies  
This study explores the identity dynamics of the Arabic-speaking Greek Orthodox community of the Hatay province of Turkey. Citizens of Turkey, members of the Greek Orthodox church and Arabic speakers, members of this small but historic community stood at the crossroads of three nationalisms: Greek, Syrian and Turkish. Following the urbanization waves that swept through the Turkish countryside since the 1950s, thousands of Hatay Greek Orthodox moved to Istanbul and were given the chance to
more » ... ate with the Greek minority there. The case of the Hatay Greek Orthodox community points to the resilience of millet-based identities, more than a century after the demise of the Ottoman Empire.
doi:10.1017/byz.2022.7 fatcat:zy6i5xa4l5b2zasadikko7taim