West Thrace Fenerbahce Supporters Sports-Culture Association President Mümin Hasan reacted to the calls for their association to be “closed down” and stated that they always acted within the framework of the law.
Hasan, in a statement to the AA correspondent, on 1 February Greece He reacted to the allegations of Vasiliki Thanu, President of the Supreme Court and Former Prime Minister of Greece, that Western Thrace Fenerbahce Fans Sports-Culture Association “is a threat to public safety and should be closed down”.
Stating that they always act within the framework of the law, Hasan said, “We think that sports prioritizes the spirit of unity, solidarity, integration and solidarity on behalf of humanity, and that’s how it should be.” said.
Emphasizing that the association was targeted especially by far-right Greeks and wanted to be a tool for politics, Hasan underlined that their only aim is to take part in all kinds of sports and cultural activities and to represent Fenerbahçe in the best way possible in Greece.
In an article he published, Thanu argued that the association poses a threat to public safety and should be shut down.
The expression “Western Thrace” in the name of the association is only Turkey Claiming that it was an expression used by the Greeks, Thanu called on the Greek courts to review their decisions.
Western Thrace Fenerbahce Fans Sports-Culture Association, KomotiniIt started to operate in October 2022, after all permits were granted by the relevant court in .
Minority associations in Western Thrace were closed on the grounds that they had the word “Turkish” in their names.
Xanthi Turkish Union (ITB), Western Thrace Turkish Teachers’ Union (BTTÖB) and Komotini Turkish Youth Union (GTGB) allege that the minority in Western Thrace was defined as “Muslim” rather than “Turkish” in the Treaty of Lausanne, with the word “Turkish” in their names. It was closed in the ‘s.
While the expression “Turkish” on minority school signboards and report cards was ignored by Greece for a while, associations bearing the Turkish name were not allowed to operate in an official status after this date.???????
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