World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag on Friday gathered with Turks living in Western Thrace as part his visit to the region.
Addressing the gathering at the disbanded Turk Youth Association, Bozdag stressed Turks of Western Thrace faced problems which he said were due to Greece's failure to abide by obligations under international law.
Bozdag said one such problem was the election of a mufti, which he said was guaranteed by international agreements.
"Muslim Turks living in Greece have rights guaranteed under international law and a series of agreements. We hope those rights protected by international law would also be upheld by Greece," Bozdag said.
Bozdag said Turkish-Greek relations had seen significant improvement lately, adding that progress in bilateral ties could make valuable contributions to the improvement of rights of Turks in Western Thrace.
Istanbul court also orders release of 29 suspects linked to Fuat Avni's Twitter account
Soldiers recall orders to shoot civilians in their court testimonies
Customs and trade minister also says state of emergency enables Turkish government to make quick decisions
Beside the reproach against the Western mainstream media, I am not generalising that. We did not fail to notice the respectable comments of the journalists such as David Hearst and Glenn Greenwald.
More than 2000 institutions affiliated with US-based preacher Fetullah Gulen are closed amid anti-coup probe
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim will chair the body
Extremists target police checkpoint in Tunceli province
Ibrahim Kalin says claiming coup was staged the same as claiming 9/11 was orchestrated by US
Thousands of coup suspects to face trial after court appearance
Turkey detains Gulen's nephew after attempted coup, refresh for updates
The detention period to not exceed 30 days during state of emergency, official gazette reveals
EU has consistently criticized Turkey since the coup bid but Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hit back saying that the EU was prejudiced and their statements contradictory
Istanbul judge Irfan Karagoz was remanded in custody on Friday
Rifles, grenades found by gendarmes near Marmaris hotel
Articles in Western media mischaracterize the state of emergency, ignore FETO's threat to democracy
Erdogan visits parliament for first time since failed overthrow