The Greek Foreign ministry responded on Tuesday to an announcement by the Turkish Foreign ministry expressing Ankara's irritation over events in memory of the Pontians' genocide.
"May 19 is a day of memory. It is a day of mourning engraved in the soul of Hellenism. History is not written off, nor is it rewritten with announcements. We respect it. It constitutes an adviser for us to build a future of peace," Foreign ministry spokesman Grigoris Delavekouras said.