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European Court Rules Against Greece in Sharia Law Case

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Wednesday that Greece violated a prohibition on discrimination by applying Islamic religious law to an inheritance dispute among members of the country's Muslim minority. According to an AP report, the court ruled...

Eleven Arrested in Five Days For Migrant-Smuggling

A total of eleven people in the region of East Macedonia and Thrace have been arrested by the Hellenic Police since last Friday, in four different incidents of smuggling illegal migrants. The latest incident involves a 23-year old Iraqi national...

Turkey’s Third Nuclear Plant to be Built in Thrace

Turkey considers building the country's third nuclear energy plant in Thrace, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak said, according to Hurriyet Daily News. "The first phase of the Akkuyu will be put into operation in 2023. The location...

Turkish Opposition Candidate Visits Greece's Thrace (photos)

Turkey’s election campaign came to Greece on Thursday as the country’s main opposition candidate, Muharrem Ince, visited the town of Komotini in western Thrace. The Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate for the upcoming snap presidential election on June 24, visited the...

Turkey's Election Campaign Moves to Greece

Turkey's election campaign will also be fought on Greek territory as the country's main opposition candidate is set to speak at a rally in the town of Komotini, Thrace -- home to many thousands of Muslims -- on Thursday. Muharrem...

Greek DefMin: "Turkey an Opponent that Continues to Provoke"

"If they have the guts, let them dare challenge one inch of our soil," Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said on Wednesday, addressing officers and conscripts during a military exercise. Kammenos was referring to numerous recent provocations by Turkey in...

Greece's Epirus, Thrace Rank Among EU's Poorest Regions

Greeks are at the lowest levels in the EU in regards to gross domestic product (GDP) per capita and purchasing power standard (PPS), according to Eurostat. The 2016 figures from the European statistical authority also show that Epirus and Thrace...

Greeks Quizzed Over Erdogan 'Insult'

    Police in Greece have launched an investigation into three Greek nationals for allegedly insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, local media reports claimed Wednesday. The three suspects had allegedly put up posters bearing the Turkish leader's image and reading 'Not...

Greek Lawmakers To Vote On Limiting Islamic Courts

Lawmakers in Greece are set to limit the powers of Islamic courts which operate in a border region that is home to a 100,000-strong Muslim minority, acting in response to a European court complaint. Islamic courts operated by the local...

Parliamentary Committee Approves Bill on Election of Muftis in Thrace

A parliamentary committee on Cultural and Educational Affairs approved in principle, on its articles and in its entirety, a draft bill of the Ministry of Education, research and religious affairs which will introduce changes to the election of the...