- RESTORATION TO BE STARTED IN DEVASTATED MURAT REIS COMPLEX IN RHODES (GREECE)
Mosque, Tomb and Graveyards within the historical Murat Reis Complex, in which the grave of Murat Pasha takes place, in Rhodes, Greece have been left to its fate and about to collapse due to neglect. Recently, at the beginning of July 2017, Greece Government shut down the entry gate of the Complex to prevent the tourists to see the said collapse.
- 7 months of imprisonment for Elected Mufti of Xanthi Ahmet Mete
Halit Habip Oğlu: “Religious autonomy of the Turkish community in Western Thrace, of which right to elect its own religious leaders which are muftis has been usurped by Greece since 1990, has been disregarded once again with the court’s judgment of imprisonment.”
- Doctor in Didimoticho expels the Western Thrace Turk from the hospital!
As ABTTF we condemn this racist and discriminative behavior not complying with Hippocrates Oath and professional dignity of a doctor whose fundamental assignment is to treat people, and demand that the right to health and medical care of each member of the Turkish community in Western Thrace, Greece, which is one of the basic human rights, is respected.
4th Annual Meeting of the Working Group of Turkic Minorities/Communities(TAG) within the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) was held on 24-27 October 2017 hosted by FUEN member Rhodes, Kos and Dodecanese Turks Culture and Solidarity Association (ROISDER). Laszlo Bodor, Director of the Campaign of “Minority SafePack Initiative (MSPI)” also participated at the meeting in leadership Halit Habip Oğlu, FUEN Vice-President.
- Xanthi Turkish Union administrators shown explicitly as a target by the racist organization!
Halit Habip Oğlu: “We severely condemn the ones who struggle for the rights of the Western Turkish community being targeted openly and we call on the competent authorities of our country Greece to make the required intervention immediately against this threat against safety of life”
- FUEN member Turkic organizations are at the OSCE
Turkic organizations, which are members of the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) participated at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Human Dimension Implementation Meeting organized in Warsaw, Poland. Western Thrace Turks, Rhodes-Kos Turks, Ahıska Turks and Crimean Tatars who are member of FUEN Working Group of Turkic Minorities/Communities (TAG) and Kosovo Turks which is not yet a member of FUEN but attended at the FUEN TAG Annual Meeting in 2016 participated at the OSCE meeting, which is the largest conference in Europe in the field of human rights and democracy.
Mosque, Tomb and Graveyards within the historical Murat Reis Complex, in which the grave of Murat Pasa takes place, in Rhodes, Greece have been left to its fate and about to collapse due to neglect. Recently, at the beginning of July 2017, Greece Government shut down the entry gate of the Complex to prevent the tourists to see the said collapse.
- FUEN brought non-diplomatic language of Greece to the UN
Federal Union of European Nations (FUEN) presented a written statement at the 35th Session of UN Human Rights Council held in Geneva on 6-23 June 2017 and criticized the tone of the response of Greece to two written statements related to the problems of the Western Thrace Turks and the Turks in Rhodes and Kos presented in the previous session by FUEN. In the 34th session held in March, Greece against diplomatic practices used a rude, derogatory and slanderous tone as a response to FUEN that brought the problems of the Western Thrace Turks and Turks in Rhodes and Kos on the agenda.