"Türkiye will resolutely continue its support for this just struggle of the Turkish minority in Western Thrace and will not leave its cognate brothers alone," Türkiye's foreign ministry said on Twitter.
The Iskece (Xanthi) province’s municipality of Bulustra (Avdira) has made an attempt to build a football field over an Ottoman-era Muslim cemetery in Horozlu (Petinos).
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu enumerates violations in Western Thrace - a region in Greece that is home to at least 150,000 ethnic Turkish minorities.
Türkiye criticises repeated provocative actions by Greece in recent months, saying such moves frustrate its efforts for peace in the region.
According to a statement by the Western Thrace Turkish Minority Advisory Board, Huseyin Zeybek was threatened during a live television programme on local Next TV by a person who called into the show.
The newly elected Muslim cleric (mufti) of the Turkish minority Mustafa Trampa says that the rights of the Turkish minority have been violated by new laws and decrees.
Most Muslim Turks in the cities of Gumulcine (Komotini) and Iskece (Xanthi) in Western Thrace elect their own clerics (muftis), who are not recognised by the Greek state.
Türkiye urges Greece to fulfil obligations stemming from the Treaty of Lausanne on Turkish minority in Western Thrace, after a new legislation allowed the appointment of muftis by Greek authorities.
Recent decisions violate the Turkish minority's right to establish, manage and inspect their own schools, says the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
Many people know about the Gagauz people, who are primarily Orthodox Christian, but the Gagauz Muslims are a lesser known minority-within-a-minority.
Greece’s Western Thrace region is home to a Muslim Turkish community of 150,000.
A criminal court in Thessaloniki has sentenced Ahmet Mete to the time in prison, with a three-year deferment of the sentence, over allegedly "disrupting public order by sowing public discord."
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