Turkey is extending its influence into Greece just as it is extending it into Western European countries through their Muslim populations. Greece cannot do the same with Christian populations in Turkey because they were the subject to genocide by the Turks in the 1920s and so no longer exist in any numbers.
The “muftis” of Komotini and Xanthi, in Thrace, Ibrahim Serif and Ahmet Mete respectively, visited Ankara where they were welcomed by the Turkish premier Binali Yildirim and Foreign Affairs minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu.
In Greece, the status of Serif and Mete is not recognised as they are other appointed muftis.
The two men were accompanied by many members of the Muslim minority, among them the head of Frienship, Equality and Peace (FEP) party, Μustafa Ali Cavus.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Greece (GR) is estimated to have a population of 10.9 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of -0.4% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will decrease by 0.2 million.