Turkey: We will always be with Western Thrace Turks in their fight for their rights

Western Thrace
Fri, 29 Jan 2021 22:53 GMT
Turkey's Foreign Ministry published a message of support for Western Thrace Turks on "January 29 Western Thrace Ethnical Resistance and Solidarity Day"."Western Thrace Turks have been struggling for recognition of their Turkish identity for over 30 years....
Turkey: We will always be with Western Thrace Turks in their fight for their rights
Turkey's Foreign Ministry published a message of support for Western Thrace Turks on "January 29 Western Thrace Ethnical Resistance and Solidarity Day".

"Western Thrace Turks have been struggling for recognition of their Turkish identity for over 30 years. ECHR's decision is not applied for years. We will always be with Western Thrace Turks in their fight for their rights" was stated, in the message published on Foreign Ministry's Twitter account.

January 29 Events in Western Thrace

After the Greek judiciary decided to close the associations with the word "Turkish" in their names on the grounds that "there were no Turks in Greece" in 1988, the Western Thrace Turkish Minority protested this decision of the judiciary with a mass march on 29 January 1988.

On January 29, 1990, the second year of these reactions, some fanatical nationalist Greeks carried out mass attacks against the Turks in Komotini and Xanthi.

The Turkish minority in Western Thrace organizes commemoration events on January 29 every year as part of the Ethnical Resistance and Solidarity Day.

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