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Minority Rights

2022

11

Feb

Batı Trakya Türkleri soruşturma

Greece launches judicial probe of Turkish minority’s

Greece has launched a judicial investigation into a march for rights by members of the country’s Turkish minority that took place in July 2021. The march, which was organized by the Xhanti Turkish Union (ITB), one of the oldest and most influential associations of Greece’s Turkish minority, was attended by thousands of people and prominent […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT

2021

08

Dec

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Turkish minority again ignored in Greek report

Greece made the “Greek-Pomak” propaganda a state discourse. In the report accepted in the Parliament, the Turkish minority was ignored once again. Minorities were divided into three as “Turkish origin, Pomak and Roman”. It was noteworthy that the word “Turkish” was not used alone. The assimilation policy of Greece against the Western Thrace Turks was […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT

29

Oct

Greece denies identity of Western Thrace Turks

Greece Western Thrace Turks are exposed to double standards Greece ignores the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights in favor of the rights of the Turkish minority in Western Thrace. The criticism of the Council of Europe towards Athens on this issue was inconclusive. EU member states have also preferred to remain silent […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT

19

Oct

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Greece suppresses fundamental rights of Turkish minority in Western Thrace: Mufti

Greek authorities suppress the fundamental rights and freedoms of the Muslim Turkish minority in Western Thrace, the elected mufti (Muslim scholar and legal expert) of Xanthi (Iskece) has said. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Ahmet Mete said the heads of the Muslim Turkish minority in Western Thrace are “threatened and insulted.” Noting that the mufti institution […]

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Country: Greece
Source: AA

07

Oct

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Elected Muslim religious leader gets prison

An elected Muslim religious leader in Greece’s Western Thrace region was given 80 days of prison sentence for usurping authority. Ibrahim Serif is the elected mufti of Komotini (Gumulcine) which is one of the three major cities of the Western Thrace region in Greece, home to a Muslim-Turkish minority of around 150,000 people. Serif tweeted […]

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Country: Greece
Source: , AA

2020

27

Jan

Salvini to Tunisian teen: Are you a drug dealer?

Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy’s far-right League, is embroiled in a diplomatic spat with Tunisia after he accused a 17-year-old of being a drug dealer. Out campaigning in the working class neighborhood of Pilastro in Bologna ahead of a crucial regional election at the weekend, Salvini rang the bell of a Tunisian family’s home and asked: “Can […]

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Country: Italy
Source: BBC , Politicio

2019

21

Oct

Dutch airstrike in Iraq killed 70 civilians in 2015, reports say

An airstrike by a Dutch F-16 on a car bomb factory in Iraq in 2015 killed at least 70 civilians, an investigation by the NRC Handelsblad daily and Dutch public broadcaster NOS revealed. According to Dutch media, the bombing happened during the early hours of June 3, 2015, and it completely destroyed a neighborhood in […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Sputnik , Daily Sabah

24

May

67 homeless people died in Brussels in 2018

In 2018, 67 homeless people died in the streets of Brussels, which is 5 more than in 2017. In 2005, when the first memorial service was held, there were only 23 people, said Kris Roels of Collectief Straatdoden to Bruzz. The city of Brussels and Collectief Straatdoden (Street dead collective) organised a memorial service for […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: TRT Haber , Brussels Times

23

May

Birmingham aid worker in Syria stripped of UK citizenship

A veteran aid worker from Birmingham is among scores of British nationals stripped of their citizenship because of suspicion surrounding their activities in Syria, Middle East Eye can reveal. Mohammed Shakiel Shabir, who has been based in opposition-held Idlib province for the past four years, said he had been informed by the government that his […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: MEE

2018

26

Nov

Students protest Greek decision to cut Turkish lessons

Students from a Muslim religious school in northeastern Greece have boycotted the latest curriculum that has reduced Turkish language lessons and Islamic teachings at the school. The Western Thrace region of Greece is home to a Muslim-Turkish minority of around 150,000 people. In a video uploaded on the internet on Sunday, a representative of the […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Sputnik