The Greco-Turkish War and Legalisation of Ethnic Cleansing | Between 2 Wars | 1922 Part 2 of 2

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The Greco-Turkish War and Legalisation of Ethnic Cleansing | Between 2 Wars | 1922 Part 2 of 2 5

When the Ottoman empire is torn apart by the Treaty of Sevres, ethnic conflicts in the old empire that have been boiling for almost a century lead to war between Greece and the parts of the Empire that will soon become the Republic of Turkey. A war that will have lasting effect on the world as both sides proceed to carry out stunning actions of ethnic violence, which is shockingly also sanctioned by international treaty after the fact.

Hosted by: Indy Neidell
Directed by: Spartacus Olsson
Written by: Spartacus Olsson
Produced by: Astrid Deinhard
Executive Producers: Bodo Rittenauer, Astrid Deinhard, Indy Neidell, Spartacus Olsson
Creative Producer: Joram Appel
Edited by: Wieke Kapteijns
Research by: Spartacus Olsson and Jonas Yazo Srouji and Valantis Athanasiou.

Thumbnail depicts Ataturk colorised by Olga Shirnina aka Klimbim.

Colorized Pictures by Olga Shirnina and Norman Stewart

A TimeGhost chronological documentary produced by OnLion Entertainment GmbH

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Special thanks to Jonas Yazo Srouji and Valantis Athanasiou, who helped us with the research and image research for this episode. This bohemoth of an episode is with 27 minutes the longest Between Two Wars episode yet. We really wanted to do the events justice. To deliver an unbiased, full telling of this eventful and controversial part of history, we couldn't and didn't want to make it any shorter.

An important note about the difference between 'nationality' and 'ethnicity': While 'nationality' is merely the relationship between an individual person and a state, someones 'ethnicity' depends on the racial, cultural, or religious group that a person is part of or identifies with. While these can overlap, they don't necessarily have to.

Extra note: we recorded this way back in 2018, when our sound was not optimized. We apologise for the varying audio quality.

Cheers, Joram.

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Thanks for reading, and now.... let’s make history!

Author — TimeGhost History


Ethnic nationalism and it involves the Balkans.

Oh Neptune.

Author — Alec Avdakov


My grandfather was in the Greek Army that invaded Anatolia in 1922 and was part of the chaotic retreat. He witnessed crimes from both sides, and regretted the death and destruction far more than he did Greece's defeat.

Author — Stavroforos


In my humble opinion, this is the best episode in the ''Between 2 Wars'' series. I am seriously amazed by the fact that you managed to get this very complex and controversial (might not be the right word) into a video, with full political and social neutrality. And that is why I love your series so much!

Author — Dennis de Heus


Can we safely assume "I died of complications form breaking up a fight between a dog and a monkey" was the first instance of such a sequence of events altering the course of history?

Author — Corgi Floofi


As a Turk, I really like how the Greeks are really nice in the comment section, makes me like Greeks even more. Thank you neighbours, very cool :)

Author — cacobeaner


I thought "wow 27 minutes. This will take awile." but man it flew away. Another great episode from you guys! Thank you.

Author — Mikael Ásgeirsson


As a Greek, even though we learn all about the atrocities of the Turkish army, it was good to remind me that the Greeks also acted in an unhuman way during this war. In a war it is never only the one side that acts terribly and we all have to accept that. War is War.

Author — Tasos Fran


23:05 Minor correction:
Turkey didn't give up their claim on Mosul until the Sheikh Said rebellion, which was backed by the British. When the army was busy suppressing it, Britain annexed Mosul and there went their claim.

Author — Red User


Episode was too short. Your content is way too good!

Author — Prussian Union


4:00 "that starts in the Balkans"

Did anyone expect otherwise ?

Author — Duke of Lorraine


If you did not get chills from that ending, you should watch it again!

Author — Rune Væver Hartvig


As A turk myself, I can’t be grateful to you enough for preparing this video. I hope someday everyone will learn from the past and built a better future for the youth.
By the way will you produce socks for ww2?

Author — Mehmet Esat ince


Best way to show respect for these dead people is not make any other!!

Author — Ιωαννης Βασιλειαδης


Glad to see this episode Indy, very happy you’re not holding back to anything.

Just the cold, factual, painful truth.

Author — el B


You guys dealed with this subject in the most unbiased way possible. All your videos about conflict shows the naked horrors of war without prejudice or bias. This is not an easy task, but you guys always amaze me.

Author — Micael


If I was a lunatic dictator, I would have everyone watch your channels by force.

Author — Kapitain Nemo


This certainly set a precedent for the Hindu-Muslim partition in 1946-47.

Author — sharadowasdr


It's scary how quickly different peoples who have lived peacefully alongside each other for hundreds of years will resort to killing their own neighbour.

Author — OreRound PvP


oh as a greek i can tell you these comments are going to be so calm and civilized

Author — corleone560