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Bahceli says Greece carrying out ‘fascist’ policy against Muslim minority

Bahceli says Greece carrying out ‘fascist’ policy against Muslim minority

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s nationalist ally on Tuesday accused Greece of carrying out a “fascist policy” against the country’s Muslim minority in western Thrace.

Devlet Bahceli, leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), said that Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had during a video conference with the pupils of a kindergarten in Pachni, a Pomak village in the Xanthi regional unit, on May 18 misidentified “Turkish children as Greek children.”

“Mitsotakis messed up, he was caught up in a delirium,” Bahceli told deputies of his party.

“These are Turkish children. Pasavik is not a Pomak village,” he said, while urging the European Parliament to condemn what he described as Greece’s “policy of [forced] assimilation and fascism.”