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Land and Folk

The Turkish Minority of Western Thrace,which is traditionally settled in the north eastern region of Thrace in Greece, highlights the distinct characteristics and qualities of the Turkish culture and its contributions to human work and thought.Kurban, or sacrifice, Bayram is an important affirmation of one of the key tenets of Islam, that is shared social responsibility. The Turkish minority has a long tradition of sacrifice in Western Thrace. Families, who can afford to sacrifice an animal, will do so and there is a complex code stipulating how the carcass should be distributed amongst friends, family and charitable concerns.