Defense Ministry replies Zeybek's question on the 'Pomak' option in the military service form

Greece
Fri, 4 Mar 2022 15:12 GMT
The Ministry of Defense answered the question of MP Zeybek about the "Pomak" option in the military service form. The Ministry of National Defense responded to Xanthi SYRIZA MP Hüseyin Zeybek's question on the "Pomak" (Pomakos) option, which is included i...
Defense Ministry replies Zeybek's question on the 'Pomak' option in the military service form

The Ministry of Defense answered the question of MP Zeybek about the "Pomak" option in the military service form.

The Ministry of National Defense responded to Xanthi SYRIZA MP Hüseyin Zeybek's question on the "Pomak" (Pomakos) option, which is included in the religion section of the registration form filled out by those who join the military and has caused reactions.

The Ministry stated that work has been initiated to remove the word "Pomak" from the religion option in the registration form. Although it is not a religious belief, the option of ‘pomak’ has been included in the military registration form since 1986, according to the Ministry of Defense's response to MP Hüseyin Zeybek. In the response of the Ministry, it was reported that in the last 36 years, 19 people wrote the word "Pomak" in the religion section, and this expression was included in the form when transitioning to the digital system.

"THEY WILL BEGIN WORKING TO REMOVE THE WORD POMAK FROM THE FORM."

Xanthi SYRIZA MP Hüseyin Zeybek, who brought the incident to the agenda and submitted a parliamentary question to the Ministry of Defense, said: "Depending on the year of birth, our question regarding the inclusion of the word 'Pomak' in the religion option in the registration form for the military information of the youth received an answer from the Minister of National Defense. This option has been in existence since 1986 and the word 'Pomak' was written by 19 people in the declaration of religion when the registration form was filled in manually, and after the document was transferred to the digital system, the word Pomak was added to the form in the digital environment. In short, 19 people out of 6 million military candidates who filled out the form since 1986 preferred the Pomak option as a religion. Stating that this does not make any sense anymore, the Minister stated that they will be started to work on removing the word 'Pomak' from the religion option in the registration form.

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