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Lajmi: Turkey pressures Kosovo into extraditing terror suspect  

By   /  02/11/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

News website Lajmi reports that the Turkish Ambassador to Kosovo, Kıvılcım Kılıç, in a statement to the media said that the arrest of the Turkish national, Ugur Toksoy, by Kosovo authorities in Prizren came as a result of an arrest warrant issued by a court in Hatay, Turkey and that Toksoy is charged for being […]

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CDHRF: Toksoy should not be extradited to Turkey (Koha)

By   /  31/10/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The Kosovo-based Council for Defence of Human Rights and Freedoms (CDHRF) said Kosovo courts should decide against extradition of the Turkish national, Ugur Toksoy, to Turkey saying the request is politically motivated. Toksoy was arrested in Prizren and is accused by Turkish authorities of links to the Gulen movement. CDHRF said in a statement that […]

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Jevtic asks Turkish support for economic projects (Politika)

By   /  17/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Communities and Returns, Dalibor Jevtic spoke with the Turkish Ambassador in Pristina, Kıvılcım Kılıç on possible financial support from the Government of Turkey to economic projects that would significantly help Serbs and other non-majority communities in Kosovo and create new employment opportunities, Poliitka daily reported, quoting the Ministry’s […]

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Ljajić: Turkey’s relations with Kosovo and Albania worsened (NMagazin, RTV)

By   /  13/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Minister of Trade Rasim Ljajić said yesterday in the show ”Pravi Ugao” of the Radio Television of Vojvodina (RTV) that he does not know whether during the visit of President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Serbia, the topic of Kosovo was discussed. “Turkey’s relations with Kosovo and Albania are not as they were […]

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Erdogan’s spokesperson: Vucic was well prepared (B92, Blic)

By   /  12/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Ibrahim Kalin, a spokesperson for the Turkish president, has told a Belgrade daily that Recep Erdogan’s visit to Serbia went in “an extraordinary atmosphere.” Kalin, whom Blic says is the only politician authorized to speak on behalf of Erdogan, assessed that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic was well prepared for the visit of the Turkish delegation, […]

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Erdoğan compared Kosovo with Northern Iraq (N1)

By   /  26/09/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said today in Ankara that representatives of the Regional Kurdish Administration in northern Iraq do not know what politics is, or how a state becomes, reports N1. Erdoğan addressed today in the presidential palace in Ankara on the occasion of the start of the new academic year and on that […]

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Juncker: Western Balkans in EU – Not Before 2019 (B92)

By   /  13/09/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The conditions for Western Balkan countries to join the EU membership will not be met before the end of the mandate of the current European Commission (EC). EC President Jean-Claude Juncker said this on Wednesday, during his “state of the union” address at the European Parliament. Beta is reporting that Juncker “stressed the EU will […]

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“Bring W. Balkans into EU to keep Turkey and Russia at bay” (B92)

By   /  22/08/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has called on the EU “to bring the Balkans into its orbit.” In an interview for Germany’s Handelsblatt, quoted by Tanjug, Kurz “warned of the growing influence of Turkey and Saudi Arabia.” “In Sarajevo and Pristina, for example, women are paid to wear the full veil in public. We cannot […]

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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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