FEP Party conducts a study on emigration problem of the Turkish Minority
FEP Party conducted an analysis study on the migration problem of the minority
In the analysis made by the FEP Party, the migration rate in Xanthi region drew the biggest attention. In the study, it was stated that the data were compiled from 207 villages for 5 years and the results were obtained in this framework.
A statement made by the FEP Party regarding the analysis study is as follows:
As the FEP Party, we carried out a study throughout Western Thrace and especially in regions where the minority is concentrated in order to take this into account.
The data we obtained after this study proved that the view that the minority has all their rights in prosperity, as claimed by the authorities, is an has never been true.In this study, which we carried out based on the last 5 years; we obtained information and data from a total of 207 villages. Accordingly, the data we obtained revealed that there was a migration of 13.67% in Rhodope, 43.41% in Xanthi, and 7.79% in Evros-Meriç. On the other hand, the difference in birth and death rates that we have determined has also taken into account a deplorable situation. While the total number of deaths in the regions belonging to the Muslim Turkish Minority of Western Thrace is 4294, the number of births is 2045.
The industrial sector, which is experiencing a stagnant process in the Western Thrace region, the lack of employment of minority individuals in the public sector, the fact that tobacco, the main source of income, does not see the value it deserves, and most importantly, the policies implemented and the abandonment of the region economically are almost an application of 'economic terrorism' against the minority.
Migration of minority individuals who try to be useful to their country in their own land is a loss for our country.
It is the demand of the entire Western Thrace Muslim Turkish Minority to take the necessary steps to end this situation, which is a clear indication of the oppression, and to end discriminatory policies as soon as possible.”