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Greek Justice Minister Withdraws Amendment that would Recognize "Turkish Minority"

Greece's Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis, was obliged to withdraw a proposed amendment that would recognize the "Turkish Union of Xanthi" organization, after fierce criticism from the opposition and junior coalition partner, ANEL. New Democracy, the Democratic Coalition, the Centrists Union,...

Imam Arrested for Weapons Found in Xanthi Mosque Released Pending Investigation

An imam in charge of services at a village mosque in Xanthi, northeastern Greece was released without conditions on Wednesday, after testifying before a Xanthi public prosecutor. The imam had been arrested on Tuesday after police, acting on a...

Production and Consumption of 'Halal' Meat in Greece on the Rise

Many Greeks don't know what "halal" means, but the production and consumption of halal meat in Greece is steadily on the rise. The impressive increase in the number of Muslims living in Greece due to migration is accompanied by foods...

Education Ministry to Put Turkish Language Lessons in Thrace Kindergartens

A new Greek Ministry of Education program provides for the teaching of the Turkish language in kindergartens for the Muslim minorities in Thrace, according to a Proto Thema report. President of the Institute for Educational Policy Gerasimos Kouzelis said that the...

Xanthi Prepares to Welcome Some 5,000 Turkish Tourists for Carnival

The carnival of Xanthi is expected to attract over 5,000 Turkish tourists who are to visit the region on the last weekend of February. Many tourists from around Greece and the Balkans flock to Xanthi during this period for the festivities. "In...

The African Greeks of Avato (Full Documentary)

Watch our documentary on Avato, the village in Northern Greece that is home to the Greek descendants of the African slaves that were once brought to the region of Xanthi. Behind their African looks of these Greeks, there is a...

Greek PM: Coexistence of Christians and Muslims Always Productive

The coexistence of Christians and Muslims in Thrace has been and will "always remain productive," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in Komotini on Friday. The Greek PM was addressing the Music High School - Lyceum of Komotini, which he visited along...

Leftist Groups Attack Police while Protesting the Opening of Golden Dawn Offices in Xanthi (video)

Leftist groups on Saturday evening attacked police and vandalized banks and shops, demonstrating against the opening of Golden Dawn offices in Xanthi, northeastern Greece. Hundreds of demonstrators had gathered on Saturday evening in the center of Xanthi to protest the...

Extreme Weather: Destructive Tornado Blows Through Xanthi [pics]

A tornado whizzed through Xanthi, a city in Thrace, northeast Greece, spreading panic and destruction in its path early on Tuesday. The extreme weather phenomenon came in the wake of three earlier tornadoes that had swept through the plains...

6 Reasons to Visit the Magical City of Xanthi

  The northern city of Xanthi is one of the most underrated places in Greece. This beautiful destination has the biggest and best-preserved Old Cities in the country, and has also been influenced by many different cultures in its past, evident...