Western Thrace

Ministry rejects Turkish claims about Muslim minority as laughable

The Greek Foreign Ministry dismissed accusations by Turkey on Wednesday that Greece is oppressing its Muslim community in Western Thrace as "paradoxical, if not funny." 
"History will forever be the most objective witness to the way in which Turkey has systematically eliminated all minorities in its territory during the 20th century," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

One more Covid-19 death brings total to 185

Greek media reported one more death from Covid-19 in Greece on Tuesday, which brings the total number to 185.

The victim was a 74-year-old man from the town of Xanthi who was being treated in the University Hospital of Alexandroupolis.

The official death toll announced by the Health Ministry on Monday afternoon was 184, along with a total of 3,134 infections.

Turks push for Turkish lessons in kindergarten in Greece

The Turkish minority in Greece is pushing for the inclusion of Turkish lessons in the curriculums of state kindergartens in regions where many Turkish Muslims live, they said in a joint statement on May 7.

As the Greek Education Ministry plans to start English-language activities in kindergartens next year, the Turkish minority asked the government to also offer Turkish lessons.

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