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EU Calls on Turkey to Protect Ethnic Rights of Greek Minority

Turkey should protect the human rights and property rights of its Greek minority, European Union Special Representative for Human Rights Eamon Gilmore said at the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday. Gilmore was speaking on the...

September 6, 1955: the Violent Istanbul Pogrom Against Greeks

In 1955, the Greek population of the city of Istanbul were the victims of a heinous pogrom that resulted in the suffering and death of many.

Athens Warns Albania on its Treatment of Greek Minority

The Greek Foreign Ministry warned neighboring Albania on Thursday that its European Union prospects were directly linked to respecting the ethnic Greek minority living within its borders. It called upon Tirana "to return to a direction of progress rather than...

Greek Foreign Minister Warns Albania After Removal of Bilingual Signposts

Greek Foreign Minister George Katrougalos warned Albania on Monday that Athens will take legal action if the rights of the Greek minority in Albania are compromised in any way. Speaking at an event organized by the Institute of Alternative Politics...

Tsipras Raises Greek Minority with Albanian PM

Amid the recent focus on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ high-profile Davos meeting with FYROM leader Zoran Zaev, the Greek leader also met Albania’s Edi Rama on a series of sensitive issues. Tsipras was joined by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias...

Constantinople Expats Reply to Turkish President's One-Sided Allegations

The Association of Constantinople Expatriates sent a caustic open letter to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying that Ankara violates the rights of Greeks in Turkey, and that Thrace Muslims are respected by the Greek government. The letter came after the...

Greek Minority Schools in Turkey Struggle With Low Enrollment

Greek minority schools in Turkey struggle to survive as currently there are only six left; while there used to be 60 to 70 of them in the 1950s, a Hurriyet Daily News report says. "In Turkey, the Greek population today...

Greek Minority in Albania Celebrates “OXI Day”

The Greek minority in Albania enthusiastically commemorated the October 28th “OXI Day” in a series of celebrations that lasted three days. Celebrations started on Thursday, when students from Greek schools of Agioi Saranda participated in an art program in the...

Greece Slams Albania on New Minorities Law

Greece reacted angrily to the adoption by the Albanian parliament on a new law on minorities. Athens says the law restricts the rights of the Greek minority in Albania. On Sunday a spokesman for the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

Five Greek MPs in Albanian Parliament

Five out of eight Greeks who ran in Albania's Sunday elections managed to get elected, with Vangelis Dules, President of the Human Rights Party winning marginally in the Democratic Party ballot in the region of Avlonas. However, the Greek participation...