TURJE

The village of Turje had its name forcibly changed by the Greek government to Korifi. The village is about 15 kilometres southwest of Lerin. It is on the southwest slopes of the Neredska Mountain at 21 degrees 18 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 42 minutes latitude. Altitude is 1,440 metres above sea level and area is about 10 square kilometres.

The village borders with the following settled places: to the north with the village Trsje, to the northeast the village Nered, to the southwest the villages Konomladi and Dolna Statitsa, and to the west with the village Gorna Statitsa.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War about 443 Macedonian residents lived in the village. They were employed in raising livestock, timber getting and agriculture.

In the period 1946-49, the residents were active in NOF and the armed forces of DAG with more than 30 fighters. 13 gave their lives.

They were:

1. Angelov Stase
2. Donev K Pavle
3. Eftov Sotir
4. Kolev Vasil
5. Kochov Petre
6. Lazarov Nume
7. Novachkov Mitre
8. Robev Stojan
9. Sotirin Lazo
10. Stoikov Sotir
11. Stoikov Sotir Vasil - father and son
12. Stoikov Risto
13. Shishkov Done

After the Greek Civil War and emigration from and forced migration to the village, the number of residents fell.

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