“Dancing to Connect” educational program in Athens and Komotini

The U.S. Embassy in Athens, for the fifth consecutive year, is bringing contemporary dance to five high schools in Komotini and five high schools in Athens. In collaboration with the Onassis Cultural Center and with support from the Municipality of Komotini, the embassy announced its support to the “Dancing to Connect” educational program.

Tsipras lauds Christians and Muslims in Thrace

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Friday that the coexistence of Christians and Muslims in Thrace is cause for optimism in the face of new challenges the world is faced with.

Tsipras made his remarks during a visit with Education Minister Costas Gavroglou to a state-run music school in the town of Komotini, northeastern Greece, which is attended by students of both faiths.

Civil servant vet suspended over bribery

A civil servant working for a state-run veterinary service in the town of Komotini, in northeastern Greece, has been suspended and will face a disciplinary committee for allegedly taking bribes on a regular basis, the Agriculture Ministry said Wednesday.

The decision, taken by Agriculture Minister Vangelis Apostolou, follows the civil servant's indictment by a local prosecutor.

Anti-muslim graffiti at minority mosque in Komotini

Vandals attacked the Yeni mosque in Komotini, Greece’s Western Thrace. Islamophobia Watch reports that Greece has seen a rise in attacks on Muslims and Jews in recent years that coincides with the rise of the ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn party that entered Greek Parliament in 2012 and is currently the third most popular party.

Pseudo-mufti wants … referendum to prove number of … ‘Turks’ in Thrace

A pseudo mufti in the northeast province of Thrace wants a … referendum. And not just any referendum, but one to show people and other countries, as he maintained, “who and how many Turks there are in western Thrace.”

The statement belongs to one Ahmet Mete, who used the “referendum” idea to prove, as he claimed, that “150,000 Turks” live in the northeast Greek province.