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Turkish ambassador: Gulen followers present in Kosovo too (Klan Kosova)

By   /  14/07/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Turkey’s Ambassador to Kosovo, Kivilcim Kiliç, said today on the anniversary of the failed coup attempt in Turkey that members of Fethullah Gulen organization, considered responsible for the act, are in Kosovo. “Terrorist organization behind the coup in Turkey is present in Kosovo and 170 other world countries, through private schools and media”, Kilic said […]

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Austrian Defense Minister warns on Islamization of Balkans (RTS, TV Most)

By   /  28/06/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Austrian Defense Minister Hans Peter Doskozil warned on the expansion of influence from Turkey and Saudi Arabia in the states of the Western Balkans. The EU influence in the states of the Western Balkans is declining, and at the same time Turkey and Saudi Arabia extend their influences in Albania, Kosovo and Serbia, stated Doskozil […]

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Three reasons for change – What is behind Erdogan’s “no” to “Greater Albania”? (Blic)

By   /  23/06/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Blic daily reported that the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan completely changed his stance on the Balkans, after saying the project of “Greater Albania” is not only bad but also dangerous. He made these remarks in an interview to the Albanian TV station only three days before holding parliamentary elections in Albania. “These are bad […]

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“Greater Albania” unacceptable to Turkey – Erdogan (B92)

By   /  21/06/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Turkey’s president says “the ideas of some about the unification of Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo into a Greater Albania” are “bad, and unacceptable to Turkey.” According to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey is loudly advocating “respecting sovereignty and integrity of countries in the Balkans.” “These are bad things. You see what is happening in the Middle […]

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US to send 130 more soldiers to Kosovo (B92, Blic)

By   /  16/05/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Analysts say the US announcement of sending an additional 130 troops to Kosovo to support KFOR and NATO is a message to warmongering politicians in the region. The troops in question are members of US special units of the Tupelo-based 1st Battalion, “highly trained for emergency response,” the daily Blic is reporting. They will arrive […]

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UNMIK Headlines 3 April

By   /  03/04/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

• Vucic claims victory in Serbian presidential elections (dailies)
• Government ready to submit border deal to Assembly (Koha Ditore)
• Haliti: Government will not submit border deal without securing votes (Zeri)
• COMKFOR: Kosovo army, political issue (Zeri)
• Haradinaj doubts France will extradite him to Serbia (Telegrafi)
• Apostolova: Freedom of expression, the most cherished European value (Zeri)
• Turkey concerned Thaci’s son is attending Gulen school (Koha Ditore)

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Füle: If the EU disengages from the Balkans, others will engage ‘immediately’ (EurActiv, InSerbia)

By   /  08/12/2016  /  International  /  No Comments

Former Enlargement Commissioner Štefan Füle told an audience today (7 December) that if the EU distances itself from the Western Balkans, other geopolitical players will immediately seize the opportunity to assert their influence over the region. The ex-Commissioner, who now works as a special envoy to the Balkans for the Czech ministry of foreign affairs, […]

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Thaçi: normalization of Albanian-Serb relations is done through Pristina (Klan Kosova)

By   /  14/10/2016  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi said that normalization of the relations between Serbs and Albanians does not pass from Belgrade to Tirana, but through Pristina to the other territories.  “Albania and Kosovo are two sovereign countries, but the more consultations the better. The two countries are oriented towards the Euro-Atlantic future. We have the […]

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Migrants to use a new route – through Kosovo (Vesti)

By   /  27/09/2016  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

If the situation deteriorates in Syria, Afghanistan, and if Turkey decides, depending on the outcome of negotiations with the European Union, to direct refugees to Europe, which are stationed in this country, in late October, Serbia could face a new big wave of migrants that would arrive through so far little used route – through […]

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This Is Why Balkan States Fear Brexit Could Kill Off Their EU Dreams (BuzzFeed)

By   /  20/09/2016  /  International  /  No Comments

From the refugee crisis to security threats, Europe’s biggest challenges pass through the Western Balkans. But officials worry that Brexit will see the EU turn inwards just as Russia’s influence in the region is on the rise. “Serbia will join the EU during Turkey’s presidency” is a running joke in Belgrade. But the growing sense […]

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UNMIK Headlines 30 July

By   /  30/07/2016  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

• US Vice President Biden to visit Kosovo on 17 August (Koha)
• Thaçi: Kosovo will sue Serbia for genocide (RTK)
• Turkey warns Kosovo of terrorist attack threats (RFE)
• Shots in Pristina Beer Fest spark panic leaving 50 inured (dailies)

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UN’s Ban deeply concerned by ongoing purge, arrests in Turkey (MDE)

By   /  28/07/2016  /  International  /  Comments Off on UN’s Ban deeply concerned by ongoing purge, arrests in Turkey (MDE)

UN chief ‘underscored his deep concern about the scope of continuing widespread arrests, detentions and suspensions’ UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday expressed deep concern about the ongoing wave of arrests in Turkey since the attempted coup. Ban told Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu during a telephone conversation that “credible evidence” must be presented swiftly so […]

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