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Skopje historically had never been Macedonian

Skopje historically had never been Macedonian

Typical residents of modern Skopje (FYROM) : two Albanians and a cop. – Ancient Scupi (modern Skopje), initially a Paeonian settlement, was founded in early antiquity near Axios (Vardar). It became the Capital of ancient Dardania, hence it was not part of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon. – Dardanians were racially, a totally unrelated people to Ancient Macedonians and belonged […]

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Notes on the Genocides of Christian Populations of the Ottoman Empire

Notes on the Genocides of Christian Populations of the Ottoman Empire

Smyrna burning during the Fire of Smyrna. Thousands of Greeks and Armenians were killed in the fire and accompanying massacres by the Turks. Submitted in support of a resolution recognizing the Armenian, Assyrian, and Pontic and Anatolian Greek genocides of 1914-23, presented to the membership of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS), 2007.   Ottoman Genocide against Christian Minorities: […]

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FYROM: Albanians are responsible for Skopje liberation

FYROM: Albanians are responsible for Skopje liberation

Albanians were the ones who were responsible for Skopje liberation, according to the National-Democratic Union and Izet Mexheti, the mayor of Skopje’s predominantly Albanian municipality of Cair. NDU and Mexheti will stage a celebration on August 12 for first time for the liberation of the city from Albanians, as Dnevnik mentions.  Their aim is the 12 of August to be declared a National Holiday that […]

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Anatolian Elements and Identification among Skopje’s inhabitants during 15th and 16th century

Anatolian Elements and Identification among Skopje’s inhabitants during 15th and 16th century

  In the surviving Ottoman documents of 15th and 16th century, the vast majority of Skopje’s inhabitants were Ottoman Muslims who identified themselves, mainly as Vardarians, Albanians, Turkomans, Karamanlis, Kurds but never as Macedonians. The history of Skopje ( known back then as Uskub) during Ottoman Period remains unknown in its largest part. Few researches have been fulfilled about the Demographic and Political […]

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Akcam: What Davutoglu Fails to Understand

Akcam: What Davutoglu Fails to Understand

While the ruling AK Party in Turkey continues to sing the same old tune on the genocide, it is trying out a new style. Our minister of foreign affairs, Ahmet Davutoglu, is one of those testing out this new style with the concept of “just memory.” Davutoglu explains the concept in this way: “If [Armenian Foreign Minister] Edward Nalbantyan had […]

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The Armenian Genocide and the Turks – Demons of the Past

The Armenian Genocide and the Turks – Demons of the Past

SPIEGEL ONLINE By Benjamin Bidder, Daniel Steinvorth and Bernhard Zand AP/ Armenian National Archives The month of April marks the 95th anniversary of the start of the Armenian genocide. An unusual television documentary shows what motivated the murderers and why Germany, and other countries, remained silent. Tigranui Asartyan will be 100 this week. She put away her knives and forks […]

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Armenian Genocide – Betrayal of Souls and Denial of the Genocide

Armenian Genocide – Betrayal of Souls and Denial of the Genocide

Betrayal of Souls and Denial of the Genocide Gregg Rickman Cutting Edge human rights analyst   Ottoman soldiers and mass hangings of Armenians Credit: James Nazer (Photo @cutting edge)   In the book The Guilt of Nations, Elazar Barkan wrote, “For a ‘new’ history to become more than a partisan ‘extremist’ story, the narrative often has to persuade not only […]

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The Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising started on this day in 1903

The Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising started on this day in 1903   2 August 2009 | 00:09 | FOCUS News Agency       The Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising was an organized revolt against the Ottoman Empire, which was prepared and carried out by the Secret Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Organization. The British researcher of the Balkans H. N. Brailsford wrote in his book Macedonia: Its […]

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A brief overview of the Macedonian name issue

A brief overview of the Macedonian name issue

  Miltiades Elia Bolaris July 12, 2009   The Former Yugoslav Republic of Makedonija – FYROM, is the diminutive ex-Yugoslav state that since 1991 has relentlessly and vigorously sought recognition by the international community under its chosen assumed name “Republic of Macedonia”. Greeks have puzzled the world over by steadfastly refusing FYROM´s recognition under this name, basing their refusal on […]

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1551 – Nicolas De Nicolay account: Thessalonike is inhabited by Greeks, Jews and Turks

1551 – Nicolas De Nicolay account: Thessalonike is inhabited by Greeks, Jews and Turks

Nicolas De Nicolay is a Geographer and Traveller. He was born in La Grave (Haute-Alpes) of France in 1517. For 16 years he carried out many voyages to most of the nations of West Europe and he also visited the countries of the Ottoman East. His account about Thessalonike is quite revealing. Thessalonike is inhabited by Greeks, Jews and Turks. […]

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