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Greeks of Istanbul Celebration Held at European Parliament

A celebration dedicated to the Greeks of Istanbul will take place next Wednesday at the European Parliament. The initiative was organized by Marilena Koppa of Panellinio Sosialistiko Kinima and George Koumoutsakos of Nea Dimokratia; both members of the European Parliament. Professors N. Alevizatos, G. Ktistakis and M. Athanasiadou, P. Markaris, writers and several representatives of Unions of Constantinopolitans are invited to speak at the event.
The event coincides with the presentation of the plan of Turkey’s progress report, carried out by Ria Oomen.  Oomen is a member of the European Parliament and this marks the 5th anniversary of the start of Turkey’s EU negotiations. Every year a little bit of progress is achieved, yet the problem concerning minorities’ rights has not be resolved; the Copenhagen Agreement can not be established yet.

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