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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...

Turkey Accuses Greece Over Muslim Minority's Issues, Athens Responds With Tough Statement

The spokesperson of the Turkish Foreign Ministry Hami Aksoy issued a statement on Friday in regard to religious issues of the Muslim minority in Greece's region of Western Thrace, with Athens responding by issuing a tough statement on Saturday. ''Greece...

''Minority in Thrace Deprived of Its Rights,'' Turkey's Cavusoglu Says

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke about Greece's Muslim minority in Thrace during a speech at an Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. Cavusoglu said that the minority in Thrace ''does not benefit from the...

Who is Responsible for Letting Turkey Influence Greek Muslim Minority in Thrace?

This editorial was published in Hellas Journal in Greek by Nikos Meletis The Greek State is perpetuating the mistake of allowing Turkey to use the Greek Muslim minority in Thrace for irredentist and expansionist purposes. The Greek Muslims were used once...

Accident Due to Turkish Fighter Jet's Violation Narrowly Averted

A serious accident was narrowly averted on Friday afternoon over the Eastern Aegean Sea after a Turkish F-16 fighter jet harassed a Greek military ''Super Puma'' helicopter. According to the Greek daily Kathimerini, the incident was seriously dangerous, because if...