"Greater Albania" unacceptable to Turkey - Erdogan

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."

Source: Tanjug
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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 East, in Iraq, Syria ... We do not want such crises to happen in the Balkans. There are those who try to design such plans for the Balkans, but we must not let them. We advocate respect of sovereignty and integrity of states and this must be understood," Erdogan told Albania's Top Channel broadcaster, and added:

"Therefore, such games must no longer be played here in Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Serbia."

The Turkish president also said that all these countries "should continue on their path."

Erdogan added that "the differences in each country and society must be recognized and used as a richness" and stressed that "such an understanding of things can help Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and other countries that have this richness."


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