“Thrace is being threatened” written by Christos Iliadis was translated into the Turkish language by Lale Alatli.
Thrace is being Threatened”, BAKES Publications, (Komotini) 2020. 264 pages. ISBN: 978-618-5322-04-5
“Η Θράκη Απειλείται” (“Thrace is being threatened”) is through and insightful research on the policies designed and implemented by the Greek government with regard to the Muslim (mainly Turkish) Minority of Thrace, Greece, from the end of the civil war (1949) until the military coup of 1967.
The research is based on the archives of the General Inspectorate for Foreign and Minority Schools, and of the Coordination Council of Thrace.
Through the reports and other documents of these archives we see how two trends in the Minority were seen as a danger and as a threat to the Greek state, and to the Greek rule in Thrace: The trend toward Turkish nationalism and the one toward other aspects of Kemalism (such as secularization, westernization, which also meant modernization and adopting many practices of a European society), and away from traditional Islamic values and mentality.