Pontian Greeks lived in northern Turkey along the Black Sea. Near the end of WWI, suffering a similar fate of Armenians, Pontian Greeks began an armed resistance, leading to what became known as the Pontus resistance (αντάρτικο του Πόντου in Greek), which lasted until 1923, when most of the population were expelled from Turkey to Greece.
The Kerasunta (Giresun) Philharmonic Orchestra performed in other neighbouring towns on a regular basis as well as events during Christmas, New Year's, Easter and school performances. Photo circa 1907. More photos of Pontus: www.pontosworld.com/index.php/photos/pontus