Greece's association of prosecutors categorically rejected media reports on Friday that a colleague in Rhodope, a region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, had ordered a preliminary investigation into university professors who are using the phrase "Turkish minority" in their research into to the region's Muslim minority.

"The public comments of academics and politicians, based on misinformed reports which spoke without foundation of a preliminary investigation against academics, which is absolutely untrue and has not happened, is at least inappropriate, especially when referring to sensitive national issues," the association said.

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