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DEB Chairwoman Sigdeme Asafoglu drew attention to the problems of the Turks of Western Thrace in her New Year’s message.

FEP Chairwoman Cedim Asafoglu drew attention to the chronic problems of the Turks of Western Thrace in her message and indicated that there was not the slightest development regarding these problems in 2022.

In his New Year message, Asafoglu assessed the contradictory position of Greece which does not recognize the Turks of Western Thrace while ethnically recognizing Greek minorities in other countries. made remarks.

The new year message of DEB Chairman Cedem Asafoglu was as follows:

As a Turkish minority in Western Thrace, we are preparing to welcome another new year with hope despite all the negatives in this exceptional region in which we live.

We leave the year 2022, in which there was not the slightest improvement in education and the economy, or in the problems of minorities such as chronic institutions and the Mufti, in the deep and dark pages of history. In short, 2022 was a year in which our expectations in the context of minority rights were not met and our identity was denied.

Despite the decision of the European Court of Human Rights, the unrecognized official of the ITB, our schools that have been closed without regard to their own and independent structure under the pretext of lack of children, our young people who have not been able to stick to the poorest region of the European Union, Greece and immigrants, the management of our institutions that have been kept By it against our will, as in all matters, it is subject to the laws without our asking them. We are deeply saddened by the failure to take any positive step on a series of problems waiting to be resolved, such as the vicious muftis and muftis we chose to declare their will, especially our self-identity, which was recognized from 1923 to the administration of the Military Council, suddenly after 1972.

Despite the fact that Greece recognizes its minorities existing in other countries as ethnic, it shows a contradictory attitude by not showing the same attitude and attitude towards its minorities, that is, by not recognizing them as ethnic. When we express this inconsistency, unfortunately, we are insulted by many historically poor fascists.

I’m sorry, but we’re not going to bury our heads in the sand like an ostrich and just watch this happen. History in the middle. It is ironic that our “Turkish” identity is ignored by resorting to the Lausanne idioms of “Muslim” and “un-Islamic”. Because our identity is clear in the sub-negotiations of this agreement. Those who constantly write against us on this issue should know that the historical information we have is far superior to them. For this reason, it would be in the interest of our society for them to abandon their negligence, their accusations, their deceptions, and the deceit of the public. When they do, they will experience the happiness of serving the public peace.

I sincerely hope that the year 2023, the centenary of our stay in Icaleit, will be a year in which peace, brotherhood, and tranquility will increase for our minority, our country, and the world, and the problems will end, and the problems of minorities will end. It is solved by taking our opinions.

With these feelings and thoughts, I wish the New Year to be a calm one, devoid of all kinds of troubles, and I congratulate the New Year to our patient, prudent and distinguished compatriots, and I offer my love and conversations.

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