Greece delivers demarche to Turkish FM over detention of Pontian representative

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The Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry on Friday delivered a demarche to the Turkish Foreign Ministry via Greece's embassy in Ankara regarding the detention and deportation order against the president of the Pan-Pontian Federation of Greece (POE) Giorgos Varithimiadis.

As a representative of Pontian Hellenism, Varithimiadis travelled to Istanbul to attend the Ecumenical Patriarchate's Holy Liturgy at the monastery of Panagia Soumela in Trapezounta.

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