Al Jazeera World – Women of Krusha

The story of how the women of a Kosovan village rebuilt their lives after many of their men were killed in 1999. More »

AACL Delegation to Kosova with DioGuardi and Lantos 05-27-1990

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Al Jazeera World – Women of Krusha

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Thaci: No division and no Republika Srpska in Kosovo

As a result of normalisation talks between Serbia and Kosovo, there will be no division of Kosovo or the formation of a Bosnian style Republika Srpska entity in Kosovo, said the Kosovo More »

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Serbian president’s praise of Milosevic triggers outrage

BELGRADE, Serbia — The Serbian president’s praise of Slobodan Milosevic as a “great” leader triggered outrage on Monday in neighboring states where his nationalist policies in the 1990s caused bloodshed and destruction. More »

Albanian Toponyms in Sandzak and Bosnia(Opinion)

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When talking or debating with a Serb, the first thing he says for Sandzak, is that this place is called Raska and not Sandzak.  Serbs say that the word  Sandzak derives from Turkish. Right. “Sandzak” is a Turkish word, as well as 8742 other Turkish words that are adopted by Serbian language, such as: Sat, soap, pare (money), rakija, delija, çekiç (hammer), makaze (snips), jorgan (quilt), jastuk (cushion), hajduk etc. “Sandzak”  in Turkish means flag or banner high (alb: bajrak).

Aćif Hadžiahmetović and the Persistence of History: Rehabilitation and the Search for National Heroes

The ongoing debate over the rehabilitation of controversial Yugoslav World War II figures continues this year, this time in Kosovo. Earlier this month, a Kosovo-based NGO submitted a request to the President of Kosovo to recognize wartime Mayor of Novi Pazar Aćif Hadžiahmetović as a national hero.


 

The Albanian Oral Tradition in Kosova

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Before the war of liberation (1997–99) Kosova was part of the former Yugoslavia. Now it borders Serbia in the north and northeast, Montenegro in the northwest, Albania in the west and the former republic of Macedonia in the south. It covers more than 10 000 (10 887) square kilometres and its population is around two million, 90 per cent of which are ethnic Albanians.

The Kosovo Vilayet

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In 1877, Ottoman Turkey created the Vilayet or province of Kosovo, or “Kossovo”, in European Turkey or Turkey in Europe, which consisted of the sandzak or district of Skopje, or Uskub, in Macedonia, and the sandzaks of Prizren in Kosovo and Novi Pazar in the Sandzak or Rashka region of Serbia. The Kosovo vilayet was a product of the 1864 Ottoman Turkish law that reorganized the standard provincial administration throughout the Ottoman empire. The eyalets, the Turkish provinces, were restructured as smaller vilayets under a governor or a vali. The valis were appointed by the Turkish government. New provincial assemblies, however, were allowed to participate in the administration. The vilayets were subdivided into sandzaks or districts headed by a bey or beg.

Aćif Hadžiahmetović and the Persistence of History: Rehabilitation and the Search for National Heroes

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The ongoing debate over the rehabilitation of controversial Yugoslav World War II figures continues this year, this time in Kosovo. Earlier this month, a Kosovo-based NGO submitted a request to the President of Kosovo to recognize wartime Mayor of Novi Pazar Aćif Hadžiahmetović as a national hero.


 

The First Film Footage of Albanians

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Albanians in Novi Pazar | 1904

Albanian Toponyms in Sandzak and Bosnia(Opinion)

When talking or debating with a Serb, the first thing he says for Sandzak, is that this place is called Raska and not Sandzak.  Serbs say that the word  Sandzak derives from Turkish. Right. “Sandzak” is a Turkish word, as well as 8742 other Turkish words that are adopted by Serbian language, such as: Sat, soap, pare (money), rakija, delija, çekiç (hammer), makaze (snips), jorgan (quilt), jastuk (cushion), hajduk etc. “Sandzak”  in Turkish means flag or banner high (alb: bajrak).

HARRY BAJRAKTARI

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“Besim Malota, with some of his friends, was in an association here […] they invited them to come to America. When they came here to America they stayed in New York for a few weeks, they went to Detroit and talked to people, where twelve bloods were reconciled, conflicts, wounds, and this is how they healed the nation.

It was a, a great pride for our nation, for our people, for our nation, to go and wait forKrushqit e Pajtimit te Gjaqeve, and they came, stayed, their message was like, “For the sake of Kosovo, we have to do everything we can to reconcile the bloods, we should unite together for change, to gain freedom, for the people to be free.” And this turned out the way they thought it at that time, it was not only the blood feuds reconciliation, but reconciling bloods and bringing people together in order to help the people in Kosovo.”

Aćif Hadžiahmetović And The Persistence Of History: Rehabilitation And The Search For National Heroes

The ongoing debate over the rehabilitation of controversial Yugoslav World War II figures continues this year, this time in Kosovo. Earlier this month, a Kosovo-based NGO submitted a request to the President of Kosovo to recognize wartime Mayor of Novi Pazar Aćif Hadžiahmetović as a national hero.

The History of Kosovo in the history textbooks of Kosovo, Albania, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia

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This analysis considers the representation of the history of Kosovo – from ancient times to today – in the textbooks of the primary schools and high schools of Kosovo, Albania, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia. The textbooks used to compile this report are those of the publishing houses Libri Shkollor (Prishtina), Albas (Tirana), Zavod za Udžbenike (Belgrade), the Unit for textbooks and learning materials (Podgorica) and Prosvetno Dello and Tabernakul (Skopje).