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Vice President of the Greek Parliament Justifies Surveillance of Muslim MPs

Date: June 1, 2023 Time: 17:50:14

When the Israeli software Pegasus initially polled 10,000 people in Greece, it revealed that a majority of Greeks actually support spying on politicians. That sets the stage to defend against accusations such as those that were made by Charalambos Azanasiou.

Left-wing SYRIZA demanded the resignation of Azanasiou from the Head of Defense from President Kyriakos Mitsotakis, from the same party as Azanasiou, for his “unacceptable statements” to 67.7% of Greeks and 10% of the world population on its territory. The Chamber’s vice president, who was the New Democracy Justice Minister attempted to question the loyalty of three minority members that make up 1.25% of Greeks but a third of their own country’s population in some parts of northeast Turkey. It just happens to be an area where this controversial minority “has potential transfer agents.” Athanasiou maintained that he had been unfairly targeted by them because they were overrepresented in Parliament—this was met with a cold response by SYRIZA which then offered to shorten  the House’s recess for a lengthy debate about espionage to representatives of the sovereignty

The vice president of the chamber of commerce explicitly mentioned that the members of parliament they may pass information about the border of Turkey. This is something that often happens with their consulate in this region.

Turkey’s illegal immigration issue, which became a major political issue in Greece before receiving widespread support from its own electorate, is worrying many Greeks. The erosion of democratic parameters worryingly followed after the conservative party the New Democracy won an outright majority in the 2019 elections.

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Reporters Without Borders downgraded Greece over their wiretapping scandal back in November, but the latest comment by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis doesn’t help our free speech rankings. Last year, when he was fighting for the leadership of PASOK, Mitsotakis’ opponents were bugged with parties on both sides admitting they had done it. But “I did it legally with the permission of the prosecutor.”

Greece is the only country in Europe that recognizes Muslims as a minority. However, Greece still suffers from anti-Turkish sentiment due to the Ottoman history that still defines the present. Especially from neighboring Turkey, which tends to consider all Muslims of Western Thrace to be Turks. In Thrace, as in Istanbul, there was no forced exchange of population on religious grounds one century ago.

A controversy has been brewing in Turkey for quite some time now, with accusations of ethnic and racial discrimination thrown back and forth. Not only are the media complaining about ethnicity (background) and language, but sectarian comparisons are being debated as there is a large difference between the ethnic group “Turks” who live in Turkey and the no less numerous Pomaks and even Muslim gypsies. This is where the dispute is – since it’s unclear what ethnicity or background you’re born into and whether or not your language or religion belongs to this particular ethnic group or not.

There are new racial tensions between the Greeks and Turks. Greece is home to many mosques, which were inherited from the three centuries of Ottoman rule. In 1830, there was just one mosque in Athens until the opening of the new mosque that looks like a supermarket, but without a minaret. The government paid for this new mosque, built near where prayer can only be done in Greek.

One cannot imagine what it means to touch Muslim heritage and architecture in the same year as Hagia Sophia, a decision that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will help make.

Turkish gas exploration in disputed waters, the Turkish occupation of northern Cyprus, or some recent antics, such as the presentation of a map of Turkey that included Andros, Lesvos or Rhodes, according to Erdogan’s far-right ally.

Turkey condemns the militarization of the Greek islands, which has created the conditions to justify not only a sharp increase in the budget of the Greek military, which is still several times smaller than Turkey’s but also an unprecedented increase in US military presence on Cyprus.

Erdogan is speaking ironically here. “Do people really think that Iran is their target?” He’s positioning himself to escape being tainted by war, attract a lot of money, and win Russia’s tourists as well as compete with the UAE, Israel, and other countries for tourism.

It will be interesting to see if Erdogan and Mitsotakis follow through with their predictions. Erdogan said that the military pulse will continue until June or July next year when both he and Mitsotakis will have to face each other in elections. In the case of the first, there’s also a possibility that NATO partner Greece may serve as a counterbalance to the need for extremism with Assad’s regime in Syria, which has endured all direct or indirect attacks from Turkey for 10 years.

According to Turkish media, a call between President Erdogan and President Assad may take place soon. All indications are that Turkey would prefer to see the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (also known as the PKK), close to the Assad family – and its origin – rather than being re-armed by the United States of America.

Mafia Charges Immigrants 5,000 Euros for Leaving Them on a Deserted Turkish Island

As opposed to what was reported, the Turkish Police rescued 160 illegal immigrants from a desert island off the Mediterranean shore. These immigrants were then taken to Kekova in order to be smuggled into Athens or Europe. However, these immigrants mistook themselves for reaching their destination when they were actually seven kilometers away from Antalya and more than 15 miles from Kastelorizo island. They realized this too late as they awaited rescue, but it didn’t take them long to realize that they did not make it through European borders. Instead of being saved, the migrants would’ve been stuck in Greece and had to live with half their population gone.

Kevin Kennedy
Kevin Kennedy
Kevin Kennedy is an associate editor for ePrimefeed covering latest news, economy and movie.

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