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The recent vote in the Greek parliament on changing the application of Sharia law in Greece has sparked mixed reactions from the Muslim Turkish minority in Western Thrace.

On Tuesday, the parliament voted in favor of a bill that changes how Islamic law is applied in the country's Western Thrace region, which is home to around 150,000 Muslim Turks.

With the new legislation, Muslim Turks in Western Thrace will choose between civil courts or Sharia courts to settle family issues and inheritance matters.

Elected Mufti of Komotini (Gumulcine) and Chairman of Turkish Minority of Western Thrace Advisory Board Ibrahim Serif told Anadolu Agency the new legislation was a negative development for minority rights.


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