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Greek authorities are hesitating to give minority rights to Muslim Turks in Western Thrace, said Turkish deputy premier on Wednesday.

Western Thrace region of Greece is home to around 150,000 Muslim Turks, where Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu was also born.

Speaking to reporters in the capital Ankara, Cavusoglu said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during his recent visit to Greece, emphasized that the Lausanne Treaty should be updated.

The underlying reason for the proposal is the non-implementation of other treaties mentioned in the Lausanne Treaty, the deputy premier said.


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