Business | Daily | Tourist
INFORMATION SERVICES

THESSALONIKI – Minister of Macedonia and Thrace Giorgos Orfanos said he doesn’t want a department of Islamic Studies at the Theological School of the Aristotle University here.

Orfanos said that it would be wrong to mix the study of Orthodox faith with “something else.”

“Such decisions should not be made unilaterally, but only after negotiations,” said Orfanos adding that Greece ought to get something in return if plans to create the department were to go ahead.

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris has been pushing for greater recognition of Muslims and Turkish influence in Greece’s second-largest city and the government is moving ahead with plans to build an official mosque in Athens.

Critics though say that the government and officials are giving in too easily and that it should draw a harder line, particularly with Turkey, which has said it will turn the Agia Sophia Orthodox Church in Constantinople into a mosque.

The post Minister Opposes Islamic Studies appeared first on The National Herald.

Source: The National Herald
Share it now!
More
Who We Are

GQS acts as an “information representative” providing a variety of accurate and authoritative analytics and responses About Greece. Our field of expertise ranges from simple Daily Life questions related to Tourism or the History of Greece, up to large Business related projects such as Economic Research, Human Resources Selection or Real Estate Services.

Find out more

Contact Us

Are you interested in obtaining any kind of information about Greece?

Let us help you!

If your requirements go beyond simple services and you want specialized information, you will receive a detailed email for any charges.

  • Weather

    Locations:
    Athens
    August 21, 2017, 12:08 am
    Partly cloudy
    Partly cloudy
    26°C
    real feel: 26°C
    current pressure: 1010 mb
    humidity: 57%
    wind speed: 0 m/s N
    wind gusts: 0 m/s
    UV-Index: 0
    sunrise: 6:45 am
    sunset: 8:12 pm
     
  • Currency