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As for the Greeks converting to Islam. yes it did happen just like it happened to most of the countries that the Ottoman empire swallowed up in Eastern Europe. Crete was mostly Muslim. In fact it is safe to say that the majority of today's Greece was at one point Muslim. However one must be clear that those that were Muslim in the Greek borders of today were ...


After the war between Greece and Turkey in the aftermath of WW I the two countries agreed on an exchange of minorities. But the question of who was “Greek” and who was “Turkish” was decided entirely on the basis of religion (and not language etc.). This means the ethnic Greek (Greek-speaking) converts to Islam were classified as Turks and deported to Turkey. ...

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