Erdogan expected to visit Thrace after Athens

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will head to Thrace after his visit to Athens in early December, as he does every time he visits Greece, before returning to Ankara.

This will be the third time Erdogan will visit Thrace during a visit to Greece.

According to reports, the region's Muslim minority expects him to visit Komotini on Friday, December 8, a day of prayer for Muslims.

It is unknown whether he will also visit Xanthi or one of the mountain villages of Rodopi. He does, however, intend to pray at a mosque in the city and to meet with minority institutions and officials at the Turkish consulate or a hotel.

Erdogan is also expected to visit a minority school or tour the Muslim districts of Komotini to meet his fellow Muslims. 

The previous visit by the Turkish leader to the region was on December 8, 2017, again on a Friday, after his...

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