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ΕFA-Rainbow supports the right of the Catalan people to decide on their future and joins the EFA campaign "Catalonia decides"

Catalonia decides



Radio Macedonian Culture

A selection of Macedonian blogs in Greece

Aegean Macedonian Culture

Anti-macedonian policy during the elections for the European Parliament against Rainbow by the Greek state and the Greek mass media

A scandal by the Parliamentary committee

Greek TV stations sabotage EFA-Raibow

Ultra-nationalists want "borders with Serbia"!

"Hellenic Post" sabbotages EFA-Rainbow Campaign

Typical example of censorship of Rainbow

Attack of the Greek Neo-nazi party

A Greek - Macedonian dictionary by Vasko Karatza printed with the support of EFA - Rainbow
 Greek   Macedonian

D. Lithoxoou
"Extracts of Letters"

Τι έλεγε κάποτε το ΚΚΕ για τους Μακεδόνες

Denying Ethnic Identity:
The Macedonians of Greece, by Human Rights Watch

Linguistics and politics II:
Macedonian Language

Greece's stance towards
its Macedonian minority
and the neighbouring
Republic of Macedonia.

Lawed Arguments
and Omitted Truths

R. Nikovski: Memorandum to the European Parliament
Facts behind the Greek politics towards Macedonia

English  Macedonian

"Proposed disciplinary measures to stamp out the Macedonian minority in Greece by the National Security Service"

Center Maurits Coppieters
European Free Alliance
Federal Union of European Nationalities
Greek Helsinki Monitor
Greek Anti–Nationalistic Movement
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International
Macedonian Human Rights of Australia
OMO Ilinden - PIRIN
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

Macedonian Forum for politics and history
Press Release by the Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe (ABTTF)

Confiscation Scenarios in Western Thrace

Western Thrace Turkish Minority members, majority of whom are engaged in farming, are apprehensive that their land will be confiscated by the Greek authorities

February 12, 2007

As the reader might remember, Greece confiscated the lands of Western Thrace Turkish Minority members due to systematic migration policy although land is the unique means of subsistence for Western Thrace Turkish Minority members. New railway project that will be implemented by the Greek authorities in Western Thrace reminds the old scenarios.

Confiscation of Turkish villages of Yahyabeyli, Vakif, Seymen are likely to be on the agenda if Gümülcine (Komotini) Industy Zone is joined with the new railway line. That means confiscation of approximately 375.000m² of land which belongs to Turkish farmers.

According to the comments of Mustafa Katranci, member of Council of Maronya Municipality, there are two alternatives if that new project project is going to be implemented. The first alternative foresees the confiscation of 375.000m² of land which belongs to Turkish farmers. Within that alternative, Gümülcine (Komotini) Industry Zone will be joined with the new railway line. In the second alternative, new railway line will pass through the Gümülcine (Komotini) Industry Zone as one – line and under that second alternative, the amount of the land that will be confiscated will decrease.

We follow the debate closely

“If it is a must to implement this project, Greek authorities shall act in good faith” revealed Halit Habipoglu, chairman of Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe. He continued as ”We are apprehensive about our country’s projects while we have lived some bad experiences. Greek authorities confiscated our land due to a university project but they did not do anything with that land until now and we must pay rent for our own properties.

In 1923, Greek authorities divested the Western Thrace Turkish Minority of 84% of their land via land unifications, ban on land purchase, special incentives given to Greek farmers. If we talk about confiscation of 20% of our land, this clearly shows that our concerns are not illogical. If the project must be implemented, then the idea of the Turkish farmers must be taken as well. This can not be a one-sided decision. He reported that they would follow the process closely and in case of a violation of right of property then they would not hesitate to apply to international human rights organizations in Europe.

Confiscation caused migration of Turkish minority in 1998

Thousand of land in villages of Cepelli, Bulatköy, Gebeceli, Esekcili, Ayazma, Sendeli and Yuvacili that belonged to Turkish minority were confiscated in 1998 via university project, construction of industrial zone, land unification. That caused the Turkish minority to have serious financial problems as they were engaged in farming. As a result, they were forced to leave their land and migrate.

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Promotion of the
Macedonian Language
Primer at the OSCE HDIM

English Greek Macedonian

Greek irredentism and expansionism officially sanctioned by the Greek Parliament
English Greek Macedonian

Letter to Carla del Ponte,
Chief Prosecutor for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

English Greek Macedonian

The Yugoslavian Crisis
English Greek Macedonian

Document of the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs

Related to the article - The obvious linguistic particularity - Eletherotypia, 18/11/2006

English   Greek

The ten Greek myths
on the “Macedonian issue”

By IOS team – Eletherotypia, 23/10/2005

Who says there are no
minority languages in Greece?

The "secret" census
in north Greece, in 1920

Map showing the Cultures and Languages in the E.U.

Council of Europe
Framework convention for the Protection of national minorities




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Δημοκρατία της Μακεδονίας - Σκόπια είναι όνομα που εκφράζει την ταυτότητά σας

Greek   Macedonian

Ο Παύλος Φιλίποβ Βοσκόπουλος απαντά στον Ευάγγελο Κωφό.
«Το Μακεδονικό ζήτημα είναι η αχίλλειος πτέρνα του ελληνικού μύθου».

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