Education and Culture Association of Şahin (Echinos) was inaugurated
The opening ceremony of the Association of Şahin (Echinos) in İskeçe (Xanthi), which was a lack for many years, took place on Friday, September 14th. Education and Culture Association Şahin, which was approved by a court decision a few months ago, also an opening was held of the association centre after the preparations.
Şahin, the largest Muslim-Turkish village of İskeçe, is located within the borders of Mustafçova (Myki). The village Şahin and its resident, are well known throughout Western Thrace, are known for their hospitality and generosity. During the Second World War and civil wars, those who had to leave their homes in the surrounding villages took shelter in the village of Şahin and were hosted by the residents.
In the opening ceremony held on Friday, September 14th in Şahin village, The Turkish Consul General of Gümülcine (Komotini) Murat Ömeroğlu, Mufti of İskeçe Ahmet Mete, PM from İskeçe Hüseyin Zeybek, PM of the Region East Macedonia and Thrace Hüseyin Mehmet Usta, municipal council members and a large number of village residents participated.
PM Huseyin Zeybek also said that the societies that did not invest in education and culture are destined to disappear.