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Greek minority school on Imvros to reopen

The Greek minority school on Imvros, or Gokceada, a Turkish island close to the mouth of the Dardanelles Strait, has been granted permission to operate again after closing its doors 47 years ago.

The decision was reached after a number of local associations submitted a request last year.

The announcement regarding the school’s reopening was made on Wednesday by Lakis Vigas, representative of minorities at Turkey?s General Directorate of Foundations Council, who had been informed of the decision by the Turkish Ministry of Education.

Imvros came under Turkish control in 1923 after Greece and Turkey signed the Treaty of Lausanne.