Turkey’s Ambassador to Athens Çatay Erciyes stated that Turkey has always stood by its citizens in Western Thrace.
Turkey’s ambassador to Athens, Chatay Erciyes, visited Komotini and Xanthi on the eve of Ramadan and met with the Turkish West Thracian minority.
Erciyes, who made his first visit outside Athens to Western Thrace, as was customary among Turkish ambassadors appointed to Greece, made various contacts there.
Ambassador Erciyes came to the region from Athens on Thursday, April 20, first of all the late Dr. Visited Sadiq Ahmed’s grave.
Erciyes, who visited East Macedonia and Thracian State President Christos Meteos in his office and thanked Greece for the solidarity and assistance provided by Greece from the first moment of the earthquake disaster in Turkey, said that he lost his life because of the train accident that occurred. in Tempe on the 28th of February. He conveyed his condolences to Mettius for the lost.
Erciyes, who met with the Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Western Thrace Turkish Minority and the Mufti of Komotini Ibrahim Sharif, the Mufti of Xanthi Mustafa Tramba and the members of the Advisory Council of the Komotini Turkish Youth Union, attended the breakfast. provided by the advisory board.
Ambassador Erciyes celebrated with his compatriots at the Eid ceremony held at the Consulate General of Komotini, after the Eid prayers at the old Komotini Mosque on Friday, April 21.
Then Ambassador Erciyes went to Xanthi. Çatay Erciyes and his entourage first visited the Mufti of Xanthi and met Mustafa Tramba, the Mufti of Xanthi. Ambassador Erciyes, who received information from Mufti Trampa about the work of the Mufti, came to the Xanthi Asagimahalle Cinar Mosque to perform Friday prayers. Erciyes met citizens at the entrance to the mosque.
Turkey’s ambassador to Athens, Çatay Erciyes, recently visited the Xanthi Turk Federation (ITB), where Greece denies the minority’s ethnic identity and does not allow the use of the Turkish name. Erciyes was greeted by the directors of the association at the entrance of the ITB. In his speech, Ozan Ahmetoglu, President of the Turkish Xanthi Federation, spoke about the work of ITB and the struggle for the rights of the Turkish Xanthi Federation, which is 40 years old this year.
Ambassador Erciyes said that they closely followed the struggle of ITB and that they have always supported this struggle as a country.
Erciyes reminded, in a statement to AA correspondent, that Parliament Speaker Mustafa Entop visited the region last week and stated that Turkey always stands by its citizens in Western Thrace.
Erciyes stressed that Turkey will always continue to support the struggle of the Turkish minority in Western Thrace in order to protect their rights arising from international law, and noted that after the disaster of the earthquake in Turkey, there was a calm and positive atmosphere in Turkish-Greek relations.
Erciyes expressed his hope that this process would allow all problems between the two countries to be resolved, and that he hoped that the problems faced by the Turkish West Thrace minority would also be resolved within this framework.
Erciyes, who visited the President of East Macedonia and the Thracian Region Christos Meteos in his office and thanked Greece for the solidarity and assistance shown by Greece from the first moment of the earthquake disaster in Turkey, said that he lost his life because of the train accident that occurred. in Tempe on the 28th of February. He conveyed his condolences to Mettius for the lost.
Ambassador Erciyes was accompanied by the Turkish Consul General to Komotini, Aykut Onal, throughout his programme.
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