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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...

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...

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...

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...

Turkey 'Concerned' Over Greek Changes to Islamic Law in Thrace

Turkey on Thursday said it views new Greek legislation which changes the way Islamic law is implemented among the country’s Muslim minority with “concern”. In a statement Turkey's foreign ministry warned Athens against infringing upon the prerogatives of elected Muslim...

Constantinople Expats Reply to Turkish President's One-Sided Allegations

The Association of Constantinople Expatriates sent a caustic open letter to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying that Ankara violates the rights of Greeks in Turkey, and that Thrace Muslims are respected by the Greek government. The letter came after the...

Turkish President Erdogan Arrives to Greece with Unreasonable Demands

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to Greece today (Thursday) likely to challenge the Treaty of Lausanne and have some other unreasonable demands, according to a recent interview to a Greek journalist. In an interview to Alexis Papahelas aired on...

Greek PM Tsipras Limits Sharia Law in Western Thrace

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, on Wednesday, announced a bill that will set limits to the jurisdiction of Islamic Sharia law in the region of Western Thrace. The Sharia law is in effect in Western Thrace where the largest Muslim minority...