The election of the local mufti by Muslims in Thrace was one of the contentious issues stressed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his recent visit to Athens, and it is turning the Greek government into a confusing spiral.

The whole thing started when Education Minister, Kostas Gavroglou, leaked a portion of an interview he gave to the Greek parliament TV, in which he says that "a serious discussion on the rationalization of the mufti election process," is long overdue.

In the interview which will be transmitted in its entirety on Friday night, the minister claims that the crucial issue in a potential free election of the Thrace mufti, which the Greek state does not allow, is the definition of the appropriate electorate.

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