Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Greece claims full interest for the Community in Turkey
Event for ethnic Greeks of Istanbul at Euro-Parliament
Greece remembers for the Greek minority in Istanbul, and forgets that in Southern Albania, continue to deal lands of ethnic Greeks
BRUSSELS -- The restoration of the human and civil rights of the displaced ethnic Greeks of Istanbul was the main issue at an event hosted at the European Parliament on Wednesday, following an initiative by Greek MEPs Marilena Koppa (PASOK) and George Koumoutsakos (ND).
The event, entitled "Ethnic Greeks of Istanbul: Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow", was attended representatives of the Ecumenical Federation of Constantinopolitans (E.FE.CON.), members of the European Parliament and foreign diplomats. Koppa underlined that the issue is not bilateral but concerns Turkey's EU accession course, while Koumoutsakos pointed out that the need for "systemic intervention" in the area of human rights is underlined in Turkey's progress report.
According to the group's president, Prof. Nikos Ouzounoglou, the federation was established in 2006 and includes up to 30 organisations from around the world.
However, Greece is remembered for the Greek minority in Istanbul, and forget that in southern Albania, continue to be looted by the Albanians, the lands of ethnic Greeks, precisely in a decisive moment in the Balkan geopolitical space, the creation of Greater Albania.