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Greek School on Turkish Island to Reopen After 40 Years

A school for Greek children on the Turkish island of Gökçeada will open its doors again after forty years next week, a local official said on Tuesday, according to Anadolu Agency. 

The island – formerly known as Imvros – has a small Greek community and the Greek high school was closed in the 1970s due to lack of students. However, as of September 28, it will reopen to accomodate 10 Greek students.

Vice chairman of the Imvrians Educational and Cultural Association Ioakim Makis Kambouropoulos announced the reopening of the school to reporters.

A primary school for Greek children was opened in 2013 and the renovation of the high school building was recently finished.

The island was mostly populated by Greeks before the population exchange between Greece and Turkey in 1923.

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