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Turcophobia

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

06

Nov

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British press wrote about the role of the Greeks in the Mora Turkish Massacre

Explanation of the Morea Turkish Massacre from Telegraph The British press wrote about the role of the Greeks in the Morea Turkish Massacre. The Telegraph newspaper shared the genocide in which Muslims were massacred in Mora. The news in the British media caused discomfort in Greece. The Turks living in the Peloponnese, located in the […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Ensonhaber , 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

25

Oct

Arsonists who targeted Turkish household in Germany released

Three minors who had thrown a Molotov cocktail at the apartment of a Turkish family in Germany’s Solingen were released by a court, one of the victims said Sunday. Sibel Işini, a mother of three and a victim of the attack, in which she injured her hand, told Anadolu Agency (AA) she has not slept […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT , DailyNews

03

Aug

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Turkey: Greece using temporary closures to permanently shut Turkish schools

Turkey has blasted a Greek government decision to shut down 12 more schools serving the country’s Muslim Turkish minority, saying it violates education rights. Under an Education Ministry decree, eight schools in Rhodope and four schools in Xanthi in the country’s Western Thrace will be temporarily suspended, a move that Turkey claims is planned and […]

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Country: Greece
Source: , TRT WORLD

11

Jun

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German state’s exclusion of Turkish from curriculum incites anger

The Turkish community in the German state of Hessen expressed anger Thursday over a proposed bill that would leave Turkish lessons out of the school curriculum while offering Polish, Chinese, Portuguese and Arabic as a second language option, saying that the bill harms the ‘emotional ties’ of nearly 400,000 Turks living in Hessen. The Hessen […]

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Country: Germany
Source: , DS

25

Mar

Dutch cops make racist remarks over teen girl’s murder

Police officers in the Netherlands sent racist messages in an internal chat group in response to the murder of a 16-year-old Turkish-origin girl, local media reported on Thursday. In an investigation launched into the racist messages, it was revealed that one of the police officer wrote: “Another Turk less.” The girl, identified by her first […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: , AA

2020

06

Nov

France: 4 children ‘terrorized’ by police for 11 hours

This week four elementary school children were “terrorized” and grilled during more than 11 hours of detention by French police over false allegations of “justifying terrorism,” according to the children’s parents. The police “clearly wanted to terrorize us,” said Servet Yildirim, the father of one of the children. Under a 2014 criminal provision, French prosecutors […]

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Country: France
Source: DP , AA

03

Sep

Turkish journalists on Greek island Kastellorizo threatened by anti-Turkey website

Turkish reporters working for Anadolu Agency (AA) who recently traveled to the Greek island of Kastellorizo (Megisti-Meis) to cover recent developments there received threats from an anti-Turkish website that had obtained their passport information from authorities. AA’s Athens Representative Tevfik Durul and photojournalist Ayhan Mehmet flew from the Greek capital to Rhodes and reached the […]

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Country: Greece
Source: AA , DS

14

Aug

Turks in Greece still being denied their rights

For decades, the Turkish minority in Greece has faced government-imposed hurdles to exercising its fundamental rights on education, religious affairs, and the recognition of its ethnic identity. Greece’s Western Thrace region – in the country’s northeast, near the Turkish border – is home to a substantial, long-established Muslim Turkish minority numbering around 150,000. Several recent […]

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Country: Greece
Source: AA , AA