For the first time in modern Greek history, all students in a parade in Xanthi were wearing Muslim headscarves.

In the past, Muslim headscarves rarely appeared en masse in student parades.

Xanthinews.gr reports that the spectacle was unprecedented, and it became the main topic of discussion in this town in Western Thrace.

The Muslim minority consists of several ethnic groups, some being Turkish and some Bulgarian-speaking Pomaks, with smaller numbers descending from the Ottoman-era; Greek converts to Islam.

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