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Parallel report from ABTTF to the report of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs
ABTTF President: “With this parallel report that we submitted to the competent authorities of our country, we demand from the government to implement a real minority policy based on sincerity, acting with the understanding of ‘for our community, with our community, not ‘for our community, despite our community’, on issues an...
Response from the European Commission to the question for written answer regarding the imposition of double-shift schooling in the Xanthi Turkish Minority Secondary and High School
The European Commission responded to the question for written answer titled “Double-shift schooling in Western Thrace” submitted by Members of the European Parliament (MEP) François Alfonsi (France, Greens /EFA), Loránt Vincze (Romania, EPP), Herbert Dorfmann (Italy, EPP) and Yana Toom (Estonia, Renew) on 14 November 2023....
The issues of the Western Thrace Turks were conveyed at the United Nations
The Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe (ABTTF), which is in a special consultative status with the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council, representing the Turkish community in Western Thrace attended the 87th session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on 5-6 February 2024 in Geneva, Sw...
The guest of the ‘‘Facts about Our Country’’ programme was Former UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues Dr. Fernand de Varennes
The twelfth part of the online programme series of the Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe (ABTTF) titled ‘‘Facts about Our Country’’ was broadcast on 1 February 2024. Former United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues Dr. Fernand de Varennes, who had visited Western Thrace in 2019, was the guest of...
Written contribution from ABTTF to the 2024 Rule of Law Report of the European Commission
The Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe (ABTTF) sent its written contribution to the 2024 Rule of Law Report of the European Commission. ABTTF, which participated in the online targeted stakeholder consultation initiated by the European Commission and open to non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders in EU Member States for the...
ABTTF attended the UN Forum on Minority Issues
At the forum, the representatives of the Turkish community in Western Thrace raised the discriminatory practices against the Turkish community in Western Thrace and issues pertaining to education in access to quality education. The Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe (ABTTF) attended the 16th Session of the United Nations (UN) Forum on ...
A written question was submitted to the European Commission at the initiative of ABTTF regarding the imposition of double-shift schooling at the Xanthi Turkish Minority Secondary and High School and the demand for a new school building
Members of the European Parliament (MEP) François Alfonsi (France, Greens/EFA), Loránt Vincze (Romania, EPP), Herbert Dorfmann (Italy, EPP) and Yana Toom (Estonia, Renew) submitted a written question titled ‘‘Double-shift schooling in Western Thrace’’ to the European Commission. In the written question...
ABTTF expressed the educational issues of the Turkish community in Western Thrace at the EP Intergroup on Minorities
The Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe (ABTTF) made a presentation titled ‘‘Problems in equal access to quality education for children belonging to the Turkish community in Western Thrace, Greece’’ at a meeting of the Intergroup on Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages at the European Parliamen...
The hearing of the claim for damages filed by ABTTF against the newsbreak.gr news website was held in a higher court
The hearing of the claim for damages filed by ABTTF against the news site newsbreak.gr, which published defamatory and false news about the Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe (ABTTF) in 2021, was held in Athens on 9 November 2023. ABTTF President Halit Habip Oğlu attended the hearing held at the Court of First Instance with several jud...
The 9th Annual Meeting of FUEN TAG was hosted by the Turkish community in Western Thrace
The hosts of the meeting, the Western Thrace Turkish delegation, consisting of the representatives from ABTTF, FEP Party and WTMUGA, conveyed the current issues of the Turkish community in Western Thrace. The 9th annual meeting of the Working Group of Turkic Minorities/Communities within the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) (TAG), ...
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