When we look back to 50s we can obviously see that the minority was identified as Turk by the Greek State. Hence, it was so common to see schools written ‘Turkish School’ on their boards.
After the coup between 1967-74, the minority has faced with some transformations, especially with their ethnical identity. That was the time when the state first started to define the minority with their religious identity and deny their ethnical identity. As stated before that it was common to see schools with titles written ‘Turkish School’ on them, it was also banned to use the adjective ‘Turk or Turkish’ on the boards, not only on the schools but also on the associations and other institutions.
The minority brought the cases before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The ECtHR passed three judgments that bannings of using adjectives ‘Turkish or Turk’ in their titles are discriminatory. As a result, the state was sentenced to pay compensation to the institutions however there is no any compensation received yet.
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