Application of Muslim community for the place of worship in Thessaloniki was rejected by the Education and Religion Ministry of Greece. Macedonia-Thrace Muslims Education Culture Foundation made a formal application for the opening of a place of worship after completing the preliminary preparations.
(File photo of Mosque in Greece)
Prior authorizations were taken from local authorities by Muslim foundation. It takes period of two years. After that, Ministry rejected the application on the basis of a lack of additional documents and technical details.
Members of the foundation opposed the decision and said that Greece wants to imply that Muslims in Thessaloniki and its surrounding areas should pray on the streets.