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Event for ethnic Greeks of Istanbul at Euro-Parliament

Δημοσίευση 9 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 10:21 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Event for ethnic Greeks of Istanbul  at Euro-Parliament
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The restoration of the human and civil rights of the displaced ethnic Greeks of Istanbul was the main issue at an event hosted at the European Parliament on Wednesday, following an initiative by Greek MEPs Marilena Koppa (PASOK) and George Koumoutsakos (ND).

The restoration of the human and civil rights of the displaced ethnic Greeks of Istanbul was the main issue at an event hosted at the European Parliament on Wednesday, following an initiative by Greek MEPs Marilena Koppa (PASOK) and George Koumoutsakos (ND).

The event, entitled “Ethnic Greeks of Istanbul: Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow”, was attended representatives of the Ecumenical Federation of Constantinopolitans (E.FE.CON.), members of the European Parliament and foreign diplomats.

Koppa underlined that the issue is not bilateral but concerns Turkey’s EU accession course, while Koumoutsakos pointed out that the need for “systemic intervention” in the area of human rights is underlined in Turkey’s progress report.

According to the group's president, Prof. Nikos Ouzounoglou, the federation was established in 2006 and includes up to 30 organisations from around the world.