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Hundreds of Migrants Buried at Greek-Turkish Border Cemetery

The bodies of many unidentified migrants have lain for years in a small cemetery, just a few kilometers from the Turkish border. The migrants' bodies were buried in the cemetery in Sidiro, a small Greek village near the Turkish...

Turkey Slams Head of Greek Church, Ieronymos, for “Insulting Islam”

Turkey slammed Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Ieronymos, for his remarks during a television interview on Sunday about Islam. "These provocative expressions of Archbishop Ieronimos, which incite the society to hostility and violence against Islam, also show the frightening...

Muslim Demonstrators Attack French Embassy in Cyprus

Dozens of Muslim demonstrators attacked the French Embassy in Cyprus on Tuesday following the deterioration of relations between France and Turkey over Islamic extremists. Demonstrators removed the French flag and clashed with police forces. Two people were arrested in the...

Greek Region of Thrace a "Rare Model of Symbiosis" Between Christians and Muslims

The region of Thrace provided "a rare model of symbiosis" following a special program to educate and integrate Greek Muslim students that began in 1997, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Thursday in Xanthi. President Sakellaropoulou, who is currently touring...

First Mosque in Modern Greek History Opens in Athens

The first Muslim mosque to open for worship in Athens since the establishment of the modern Greek state opened its doors in the capital city on Friday. After numerous delays, for a variety of reasons, the mosque in the Votanikos neighborhood was...

Leader of Muslim Party in Western Thrace Hails "Motherland Turkey"

The leader of the Party of Friendship, Equality and Peace (KIEF), representing part of the Muslim minority of Greece's Western Thrace region, said on Wednesday that her party is "Turkish." Cigdem Asafoglu, whose KIEF Party swept the prefectures of Xanthi...

New Athens Mosque Set to Open Its Doors in Time for Ramadan

A Muslim mosque, the first in the Greek capital since the end of the Ottoman occupation, is expected to open its doors in time for Ramadan, which starts on May 6. The 1,000-square-meter building, in the district of Elaionas, will not...

Ahmadiyya Leader Warns of “Critical Need for Peace” at London Symposium

The global leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community warned of the "critical need for peace" at the community's sixteenth annual Peace Symposium on Saturday in London. Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslims around the world, highlighted the...

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Holds Peace Symposium in Greece

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Greece held its 5th National Peace Symposium last week in Athens. The theme of the symposium was “Global Conflicts and Our Responsibilities”. The event was attended by various religious, political, diplomatic, civil and humanitarian dignitaries...

Search for Imam Begins as Athens Mosque Nears Completion

As Athens prepares to welcome the first government-funded mosque in the city in March, 2019, the search for an imam has begun. The Education Ministry’s committee for the new mosque announced on Monday that Muslims who legally reside in Attica...