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Turkey Provokes Greece, Claiming it Curbs Rights of “Turkish Minority”

Turkey on Wednesday accused Greece once more of violating the rights of its Muslim minority who live in the north of the country. Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Yavuz Selim Kiran visited Thessaloniki and the northern province of Thrace and met with...

Muslims Decry Lack of Appropriate Burial Places in Greece

Sparked by the tragic death of a 27-year-old asylum seeker and mother of three from Afghanistan, Greece's Muslim community has requested more appropriate burial places for their dead. Currently, there is only one Muslim cemetery in the entire country. The...

Thousands of Dead Fish Wash Up Onshore Along Northern Greek River

Shocking images emerged of thousands of dead fish washed up along the shores of several bodies of water in Rhodope, a region in Western Thrace, over the weekend. Veterinary officials from Eastern Macedonia and Thrace located the dead fish in...

Greece Records Steep Rise in Coronavirus Cases

Greek health authorities announced 55 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday in what is the highest jump in the number of cases in a single day for weeks. Authorities say that most of the cases were recorded in Thrace, northeastern Greece,...

Greece on Alert after Increase of Coronavirus in Thrace Region

Greek health authorities are on high alert once again after 11 new cases of Covid-19 appeared in the Echinos community in the Xanthi Prefecture, an area in which the General Secretariat for Citizen Protection imposed a curfew and restrictions on...

Muslim Woman Becomes First Female Bus Driver in Komotini, Greece

A Muslim woman this week became the first female bus driver in Komotini, a city in Thrace which has long been home to a sizable community of Greek Muslims. Twenty-two year old Neslihan Kiose was trained as a vehicle instructor...