Turkish Minority authorities take care of the teenager who was attacked
Xanthi Deputies Hüseyin Zeybek and Burhan Baran condemned the attack. Deputy Burhan Baran, Xanthi Deputy Mufti Ahmet Hraloğlu, Xanthi Turkish Union (ITB) President Ozan Ahmetoğlu, and Western Thrace Minority Graduates Association (BTAYTD) President Hüseyin Baltacı visited the young person who was attacked and his family at home, conveying their best wishes and following the event.
“We visited our young man and his family, who was attacked by a group of 20 people in Xanthi, with Xanthi Turkish Union President Ozan Ahmetoğlu and Western Thrace Minority Graduates Association President Hüseyin Baltacı, and conveyed our best wishes and emphasized that we will follow the incident.”
Burhan Baran, who visited the family at his home, made the following statement:
“Last night, I visited our son, who was beaten in the fight between the young people, which was mentioned in the local press, at his home. After exchanging ideas with his family about the issue, I talked to the Xanthi police chief on the phone. I explained the importance of the incident to the police chief who was on leave. We have decided to visit the police chief, whose trail will end tomorrow, with the family.
I am sure that there is no place for racism in Xanthi, which is a city of peace and tolerance while going through difficult times, and that the people of the two communities who have lived in peace and love for years will automatically exclude those who participate in such events from the society. While I wish our brother to regain his health as soon as possible, I also expressed to the family that I would offer all kinds of support, including the necessary psychological support, in this process. While I wish that such incidents will not happen in our city again, I declare to my people that I will be a follower of this incident as well.”
“Getting well soon to our young man and his family who were attacked by a group last night. As a result of the contact I made with his family, I learned that our young man was discharged from the hospital and his health condition improved. I hope there are no racist statements under this. In my meeting with the Police Chief, I was informed that the police were interested in the incident and that the incident was taken to the judiciary. I condemn the violence and the relevant authorities should do what is necessary to prevent such incidents from happening again.”