The exiled

 In November 1942 Turkey imposed a capital tax, known as Varlık Vergisi. This crippling tax was introduced by the Turkish government of the time (İnönü-Saracoğlu), bringing severe discrimination against its non-Muslim citizens (Greeks, Armenians and Jews). Those who did not manage to pay this excessive tax were exiled to the interior of Turkey (Erzurum) where […]

 In November 1942 Turkey imposed a capital tax, known as Varlık Vergisi. This crippling tax was introduced by the Turkish government of the time (İnönü-Saracoğlu), bringing severe discrimination against its non-Muslim citizens (Greeks, Armenians and Jews).

Those who did not manage to pay this excessive tax were exiled to the interior of Turkey (Erzurum) where they were forced to work in labour battalions. 

This documentary, based on the diary of Konstandinos Kiourktsoglou, records – for the very first time  – the actual circumstances of this unfortunate chapter in contemporary history.

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