Journalist Ramadan Molla talks about the problems of the Turkish Minority
Mauritania and Greece were introduced in the program "Recognises and Promotes Countries", which was started by Kocaeli Science Culture and Art Association and held for the 27th time on Thursday, August 11, 2022.
The program was moderated by the experienced presenter of AKRA FM, Yekta Tok.
The speakers of the program were Ali Galip Göktürk, Teacher Mehmet Tamer and Millet Newspaper Komotini correspondent, Journalist Ramadan Molla.
In the first part of the program, the country of Mauritania was introduced.
Ali Galip Göktürk gave general information about Mauritania to the audience, while Mehmet Tamer, who lives in Mauritania, gave information about the current situation of the country.
In the second part, Greece was introduced. While Ali Galip Göktürk shared the information about Greece, Journalist Ramadan Molla talked about the Western Thrace Turkish Minority living in Greece, the problems faced by the minority and gave information about the economic situation of region and the country.
Journalist Molla, informed the audience about the new law, which was prepared by the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs without taking the opinion and suggestions of the minority, accepted by the Greek Parliament and hastily put into effect. The new law which has hastily put into effect regulates the duties of the mufti’s about the religion of Islam, public service, judicial powers, how the mufti will be elected, and the electoral system.
Stating that both the Western Thrace Turkish Minority was disregarded and the Lausanne Peace Treaty was violated with the new law that came into force, Ramadan Molla said that this law would never be accepted by the minority community and the reactions were increasing day by day.
Correspondent Molla touched upon the problems experienced in minority education, the minority primary schools that were closed by the Greek state on the pretext of child shortage in recent years, and the struggle of the Turkish Minority with non-governmental organizations and administrators against these closures.
Stating that the Turkish Minority community has faced serious economic difficulties in recent years, Molla said, "Therefore, minority people leave Western Thrace by going to different countries, and immigration has become a very important problem for the minority society. Unfortunately migration continues to increase." made statements.
The program started at 21.00 on Thursday evening and ended at 23.30