Maximos Mansion responded late and unofficially on last week's irredentist comments made by Turkish Vice President Hakan Cavusoglu during his visit to Muslim minorities of Western Thrace.

Cavusoglu's visit was in preparation for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Greece, which is scheduled for early December. He also met with Education Minister Costas Gavroglou, with the ministry failing to brief the press on what the two men discussed.

The Turkish vice president's address to the Thrace Muslims were highly provocative: He addressed them as the "Turkish minority" in Greece, spoke of "150,000 Muslim Turks", said that "the Thrace Muslims share the same bad fate as they are treated as not equal in the countries where they live".

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