Thrace

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...

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...

Turkish Foreign Minister Mocks Greece over Muslim Minority

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu wrote a tweet on Tuesday in which he not only called the Muslim minority of Western Thrace ''Turkish,'' but also used a derogatory tone against Greece, its President and its democracy itself. It all began...

Proud Evzones Honor Greek Region of Thrace

The Greek Presidential Guard, the Evzones, on Tuesday added the region of Thrace's official battle uniform to their range of dress uniforms honoring different parts of the nation for their battles for independence and union with Greece. In a ceremony...

Rare Birds Killed By Wind Turbines in Evros, Greece

The National Forest and Park Management Authority of Dadia, Lefkimi, and Soufli announced on Wednesday that two rare raptors were found killed recently next to wind turbines in south Evros, in northeastern Greece. On August 19, a lesser spotted eagle...

Muslim Minority Party in Thrace Claim they are Neglected by the Greek State

The leader of the Muslim minority party in Thrace complained that the Greek State does not consult with them on issues that concern them in an interview with Turkey's Anadolu Agency. The Friendship, Equality and Peace Party (KIEF) often claims...