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This chapter provides an up-to-date account of the situation of Muslims in Greece. Muslims of Greek citizenship are mostly Turkish-speakers and express Turkish national feelings. According to the Greek Constitution, the dominant religion is Greek Orthodoxy. Islam enjoys the status of a recognised religion. There is no central national Muslim organisation, but there are many associations both of Muslims of Greek citizenship and of immigrant Muslims. Religious education in public schools is Greek Orthodox, to which are added occasional modules on world religions, Islam included. Halal food is freely accessible in Thrace and there are no restrictions. Regarding the position and presence of Islam in Greece, in Thrace and of immigrant Muslims, the Greek Orthodox Church does not express a common voice.

Keywords: Greece; halal food; Islam; Muslim organisation; Thrace; Turkish-speakers

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