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Greece should re-examine mufti appointment, open mosques, in return of Halki reopening, says Davutoglu

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday that in return for the reopening of Halki seminary, a center of Orthodox teaching that Turkey closed in 1971, Greece would have to re-examine its stance on the appointment of muftis for the Muslim minority in Thrace, as well as the opening of mosques in Athens and Thessaloniki. “Greece must reform itself,” Davutoglu told CNN Turk.

Meanwhile, according to comments made by a Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman on Thursday, Davutoglu was expected to visit Athens in the next few days as part of preparations for a new round of the two countries’ High-Level Cooperation Council.