The Association of Constantinople Expatriates sent a caustic open letter to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying that Ankara violates the rights of Greeks in Turkey, and that Thrace Muslims are respected by the Greek government.

The letter came after the remarks made by the Turkish president during and after his visit to Greece, and the Muslim minority of Western Thrace, a group that Ankara calls "Turkish minority", when in fact they are Greek citizens.

In the letter the association accuses Turkey of the repressive measures and prosecutions suffered by the Greek minority of Constantinople over time.

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