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Greek Supreme Court places sharia law above civil law

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Post by J-D » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:20 am

[quote=""Toto""]That treaty is the Treaty of Lausanne, which ended the territorial conflicts after World War I and established the modern borders of Greece and Turkey.[/quote]The full text of the Treaty of Lausanne can be found online:

I think the relevant portions for this issue would be Article 45 and part of Article 42:
The rights conferred by the provisions of the present Section on the non-Moslem minorities of Turkey will be similarly conferred by Greece on the Moslem minority in her territory.
The Turkish Government undertakes to take, as regards non-Moslem minorities, in so far as concerns their family law or personal status, measures permitting the settlement of these questions in accordance with the customs of those minorities.
These measures will be elaborated by special Commissions composed of representatives of the Turkish Government and of representatives of each of the minorities concerned in equal number. In case of divergence, the Turkish Government and the Council of the League of Nations will appoint in agreement an umpire chosen from amongst European lawyers.

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Post by Toto » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:04 am

There's more to this than meets the eye, evidently.

A Greek paradox: leveraging Sharia to promote religious freedom

Greeks are concerned about the rights of Christian ethnic Greeks in Turkey, which are somehow mixed up in this issue.