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- FUEN paid a study visit to Kiev

Federal union of European Nationalities (FUEN) paid a study visit to Kiev, capital of Ukraine, on 21-24 March 2017. In the first pillar of the visit a round table meeting with minority organizations which are members of FUEN was held on minority policy of Ukraine with participation of Lorant Vincze, President of FUEN, Halit Habip Oğlu, Vice-President of FUEN and Bernard Gaida, Speaker of German Minorities Working Group (AGDM).

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- Two written statements on the Turkish minority in Greece to the UN Human Rights Council by FUEN

The Federal Union of European Nationalities(FUEN) submitted two written statements on the problems of the Turkish Minority and Rhodes-Kos Turks in Greece to 34th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council which will be held from February 27th and March 24th, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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- A pilot project implementation in six public kindergartens in Western Thrace

ABTTF President Halit Habip Oğlu: "Our demand is very clear that we want bilingual minority kindergartens within the minority schooling system"

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- The masjid belonging to an association of Western Thrace Turks in Imathia-Veria was closed

ABTTF President Halit Habip Oğlu: "Although it is clearly written in the statute, the requirement for a separate work permit for the masjid is typical of Greece in the sense that it put obstacles in order to intervene in the freedom of religion and belief"

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- Habip Oğlu met with the YTB Vice President Sayit Yusuf

Vice President of the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) Halit Habip Oğlu visited Vice President of the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (Y.T.B) Sayit Yusuf  in his office in Ankara on February 10, 2017. Habip Oğlu congratulated Yusuf on his new appointment as the Y.T.B Vice President and wished him success and great achievements in his future work.

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- FUEN wins on the legal struggle of European minorities

The European Court of Justice delivered that the European Commission decision  to reject the registration of FUEN’s one million signature campaign on grounds that the initiative is not within its competence was unlawful.

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Friendship, Equality, Peace (FEP) Party

- ‘I CONDEMN THE RACIST ACCUSATION AND STATEMENTS’

Greek Basketball Federation President Giorgos Vasilakopoulos in a statement as to why the Panathinaikos – Aris Greek Basketball final would not be played in Xanthi used the rhetoric ‘ we feared the Muslim minority would get involved in the events.’

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- MINORITIES IN THE CAUCASUS

From 14-17 December 2016 a dialogue project will take place in the House of Minorities of FUEN in Flensburg with minorities from the Caucasus region. The minorities in the Caucasus region face major challenges in finding their role in civil society. The core of the project is to create a dialogue between different ethnic and language groups.

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- FUEN Turkish Minorities / Communities Working Group 3rd Meeting was held in Berlin

The Third Meeting of the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) Turkish Minorities / Communities Working Group (TAG) was held on 14-17 November 2016 in Berlin, the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany. FUEN President Lorant Vincze attended to the meeting which was held in the Federal German Interior Ministry Work Building with logistical support of the FUEN Working Group of German Minorities (AGDM).

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Rhodes, Kos and the Dodecanese Turks Culture and Solidarity Association

- Greece: Acts of harassment against defenders working on the rights of minorities in Greece, including the arbitrary detention for a night and expulsion from Greece of Mr. Mustafa Kaymakçı

The International Secretariat of OMCT condemned detention and expulsion of Federal Union of European Nationalities(FUEN) member organization Rhodes, Kos and the Dodecanese Turks Culture and Solidarity Association Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kaymakçı.

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