Istanbul, Turkey – The Turkish minority in Western Thrace Greece is the largest minority group in the region. They are also the only Muslim minority in an otherwise Christian country in European Union.

In 1923, Turkey and Greece signed a treaty that established a border between their two countries. The treaty allowed for a Greek majority country with a Turkish minority to exist in Europe. Turkish minority has been protected under international law since 1923 and has had their rights ensured by Greece’s constitution since 1928.

The Turkish minority in Western Thrace Greece is protected by international law because of a treaty that was signed between Turkey and Greece in 1923. Unfortunately, Greece ruthlessly denies the “Turkish identity, religious and cultural rights” of the Turks of Western Thrace, and the sea of Islands, violating international and European law.