Reaction to the statements of Mitsotakis from the FEP Party
In the statement made by the FEP Party, the definition of "Pomak" for Turkish students and the use of the expression "Minority Curriculum" for the Turkish curriculum in minority schools were considered as an unfortunate statement in the press statement made by the Prime Minister, following the acceptance of students from six Turkish Minority primary schools by Prime Minister Mitsotakis.
In the statement made by the FEP Party, it was stated that this stance, which is a clear indication that the policies of separating and dividing our minority continue, was strongly rejected.
The statement made by the FEP Party is as follows:
We hoped that our children would not experience the feelings of discrimination and marginalization that we have been exposed to until today.
This hope of ours unfortunately ended with the press release announced by the Prime Ministry.
The identification of our children from the villages of Hacıören, Üntüren, Gerdeme, Mehrikoz and Hemetli, except from Bulatköy in the Rhodope province, as “Pomak students”, who are members of the “Muslim minority in Thrace”, deeply upset us all.
We strongly reject this stance, which is a clear indication of the continuing policies of segregation and fragmentation of our minority.
As a minority, we are aware of the divisive and divisive intentions that are intended to be carried out through innocent children.
This unfortunate statement overshadowed this acceptance. But the only positive aspect of this acceptance for us is that it is the 24th of November, which is celebrated by our minority, on the day of teachers.”