Livera (Gr: Λιβερά, today Yazlik) is a village in the Maçka region of Pontus. Prior to the exchange of populations, it had a population of 800-1,000 people who were all Christians. The village was divided into 3 parishes (Falena, Sagksenoy and Livera Proper).
Australia's Pontian Greeks have been aboard an unstable ship for quite a number of years now. In the past, and in recent times, their leaders have squabbled over a number of issues, in many cases quite publicly. As a result, certain factions have developed which threaten to destabilize an already unsettled environment.