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Erdogan visit in Komotini starts with a low profile

TAGS: Diplomacy, Politics

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began the second and final day of his official visit to Greece on Friday with a trip from Athens to Alexandroupoli in Greece's northeastern tip and then to neighboring Komotini in Western Thrace.

His reception by Muslim Greeks at Komotini was more low-key than anticipated, and the Turkish statesman made no statements in the morning.

He attended Friday prayers at the town’s Kirmahalle Mosque, outside of which the few hundreds of people gathered chanted Erdogan’s name upon his arrival.

After the mosque, Erdogan was expected to visit the Celal Bayar Muslim minority school of Komotini, before attending a lunch in his honor by Muslim community leaders to which he is going to deliver a speech.and is later scheduled to address the leaders of Komotini's Muslim community in the context of lunch.

The Erdogan visit to Komotini is conducted under tight security. In his visit to Thrace he was escorted by Alternate Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos and Deputy Foreign Minister Ioannis Amanatidis.

 

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