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Old 11-09-2018, 01:06 AM   #11
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Many Greeks who attended the funeral of Katsifas in Bularat chanted insulting messages directed against Albanians, such as "Albanian dogs", "Albanians go away, this is Greece", and also shouted "Northern Epirus is Greek and Macedonia is Greek." In the funeral procession was one Greek MP from New Democracy, as well as a couple of other officials.

На погребот на Кацифас извикувале „Ворио Епир е грчки и Македонија е грчка“

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Голем број Грци, кои присуствуваа на погребот на Константинос Кацифас, во албанското село Буларат, покрај навредливите пораки кои ги извикуваа кон Албанците, како на пример „Албански кучиња“, „Албанци одете си, ова е Грција“, извикуваа и „Ворио Епир е грчка и Македонија е грчка“.

Ворио или Северен Епир, Грците го нарекуваат јужниот дел на Албанија.

Во погребната поворка беше и грчкиот пратеник од Нова демократија Савас Анастадиас, како и албанските поранешни министри и екс пратеници Спиро Ксера и Ванѓел Таво, кои се етнички Грци, како и лидерот на Партијата за заштита на човековите права, во која членуваат албанските Грци и актуелен пратеник Вангел Дуле, кој во изјава за медиумите побара побрзо да се открие вистината за убиството на Кацифас.

Сочувство на семејството му изрази, а присуствуваше и на погребот, кипарската европратеничка Елени Теохару, која пред некој ден изјави дека прашањето за Кацифас ќе го испрати до Европскиот парламент.

-Тој можеше да биде уапсен, но го убија. Го уби албанската полиција, изјави тогаш Теохару.

Во Буларат денеска има големо присуство на екипи на грчки и албански медиуми. На албанските медиуми семејството на убиениот не им дозволи да се приближат до нивниот дом а не давале ниту изјави за нив бидејќи „не ги признавале албанските туку само грчките медиуми“

Според албанските медиуми, на преминот Какавија, на албанско-грчката граница кај Ѓирокастро, каде има засилени мерки на контрола, приведени се двајца грчки државјани, кои со себе имале оружје и маски, додека на осум други грчки државјани не им е дозволен влез во Албанија, поради, како што се наведува „нивни екстремистички однесувања“.

Грчките министертва за надворешни работи и за одбрана претпладнево упатија апел за воздржаност до грчките граѓани кои се во Буларат.

Албанското Министерство за внатрешни работи, заради безбедносни причини има ангажирано свои претставници од сите сектори. Сепак не биле забележани во близина на погребната поворка униформирани лица, но селото беше надлетувано од полициски хеликоптер.

Инкау, Кацифас (35), албански Грк, кој поседувал и грчко државјанство, беше убиен на 28 октомври во престрелка со припадниците на албанската специјална полициска единица „Ренеа“. Тој и неговите две сестри долги години живеат во Грција, додека родителите во родното Буларат, кај Ѓирокастро, во близина на албанско-грчката граница.


According to protothema, tens of Greeks from the ethnic minority in Albania and Greek citizens who travelled there were arrested and are being held for questioning by authorities. According to sources, there are currently 20 Greeks being held at the Argyrokastro police station and are being interrogated.

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Old 11-09-2018, 04:18 AM   #12
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:32 PM   #13
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Athens wants clarification on Albanian ban on Greeks

Greece has urged Albania to abstain from actions that fuel tension in bilateral relations after the Foreign Ministry in Tirana labeled 52 Greek nationals personae non gratae and banned them from entering the Balkan country.

The 52 were among hundreds who attended the funeral on Thursday of an ethnic Greek who was fatally shot in a gun battle with Albanian police last month.

“At this sensitive juncture we expect Albania to refrain from statements and actions that strain our relations,” the Greek Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding that it expected Albanian authorities to clarify the reasons for their decision.

“We remain dedicated to building bonds of trust; however we expect the same of our neighbors,” it said.

Earlier Friday, Albania’s Foreign Ministry alleged that the 52, who were not identified by name, participated in “extremist events” against Albania and made public statements challenging the country’s constitution, national security and public order.

“No one should mistake our prudence as weakness and no foreign national can violate the law, traditions and hospitality of this country without consequences,” the ministry said.
The funeral of 35-year-old Konstantinos Katsifas was attended by hundreds of Greek nationals – many of them holding Greek flags – who traveled on buses to the village of Bularat in southern Albania from Greece.

Also Friday, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said in a Facebook post that Albania is “not at war with funeral caskets or provocateurs at funerals.”

“Those who came to provoke put their own flag to shame,” he said.

New Democracy’s shadow foreign minister Giorgos Koumoutsakos denounced the remarks by Rama as “unacceptable and provocative,” and accused the Greek government of “encouraging” the Albanian leader with its “silence.”

In a related development, 12 Greek nationals who had been detained by Albanian authorities after the funeral on Thursday on suspicion of instigating “racist violence” were released early Friday morning.

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Old 11-13-2018, 10:58 PM   #14
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Albania bans right-wing Greek-Cypriot MEP Eleni Theocharous following extreme calls against its constitutional order

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Tirana, Albania | 10 Nov 2018 (Tirana Echo) – Greek-Cypriot Member of the European Parliament Eleni Theocharous was declared ‘persona non grata’ today by the Government of Albania on the grounds of extremist calls to challenge the constitutional order and threaten public security as well as inter-ethnic harmony in the small Balkan country.

The joint decision by Albania’s Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and its Ministry of Interior came after the extreme conservative MEP participated in the funeral of Kostantinos Kacifas, an ethnic Greek minority gunman shot dead by Albanian police two weeks ago.

The shooting came as a result of Kacifas firing with a Kalashnikov against Albania’s police forces in the southern Albanian village of Bularat, inhabited predominantly by members of the ethnic Greek minority, during a commemorative ceremony honoring fallen Greek soldiers on Albanian territory during the Greko-Italian war.

Theocharous, known for her extreme nationalist statements and her continuous political engagement against Albania, called the gunman’s shooting an ‘heroic resistance act’ and referred to southern Albania as ‘Vorio-Epirus’, a term used by Greek nationalists to claim Albania’s southern lands as part of Greek territory.

This is not the first time for Theocharous to get into trouble. Last year, Azerbaijan issued an international arrest warrant for the Cypriot MEP and two others, over their visit and support towards breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, currently under Armenian invasion.

Theocharous, 65, heads the Solidarity Movement of Cyprus and is part of the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists parliamentary group at the European Parliament. She has constantly attacked Albania’s authorities during various meetings in Brussels, claiming that Albania does not respect the rights of the Greek minority, when in fact, the country is hailed globally for its excellent inter-ethnic and inter-religious harmony.

Following a proposal by Albania’s Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and after consultation with specialized security services of the country, the Ministry of Interior decided to declare Theocharous ‘persona non grata’ and approve MEFA’s request.

“This decision comes as an obligatory constitutional and legal response by the institutions of the Republic of Albania towards repeated extreme acts of Member of European Parliament Eleni Theocharous. Her statements which incite hatred and threaten the constitutional order of our country, encouraging territorial claims against the Republic of Albania, will no longer be delivered on Albanian territory,” – said Glevin Dervishi, a spokesperson for MEFA during an extraordinary press conference this evening in Tirana.

Albanian authorities are expected to pass on the decision through diplomatic channels and will consequently ban Theocharous from entering the country in the future.

“Greece is a friendly country and her people are a valuable asset in our traditional friendship capital. Those individuals or extremist groups who speak of hatred and division, be it in Greek or Albanian languages, will have no chance of undermining our common path for peace and strategic cooperation which serves the future of children in Albania and in Greece”, concluded MEFA’s statement.

The decision of Albania’s authorities follows a highly controversial funeral ceremony of Albanian-Greek citizen Kostantinos Kacifa, which has strained relations between Tirana and Athens during the past two weeks.

What was to be the funeral of an extreme and mentally disturbed gunman shot dead by Albania’s special forces after opening fire on them, turned into a manifestation of radical right wing Greek nationalists, with dozens of them crossing the border into Albania, some of them illegally, during early hours of the morning.

During the highly tense mortal ceremony, hundreds of radicals holding Greek flags marched through Bularat chanting “Bularat is Greece”, “Vorio-Epirus Greek land”, “We shall return and the land will tremble”, “Albanians get out of here”, “Macedonia is Greek” and “Vorio-Epirus will regain its freedom” – slogans which have deeply disturbed Albania’s public opinion.

According to Albanian media, several of them belonged to the radical right-wing political group Golden Dawn in Greece and around 46 people known to police records were turned back into Greece for fear of inciting radical conflicts in Albanian territory.

12 people were arrested following the tense funeral but later released by Albania’s police. Another 56 Greek citizens of radical tendencies were later declared ‘non grata’ by Albania’s Ministry of Interior.

Yesterday, the Hellenic Parliament held one minute silence in honor of Kacifas, a controversial move likely to pour fuel over the fire and potentially poison the overall good relations between the two Balkan neighbors. Greece is the biggest investor in Albania’s economy while more than 800,000 Albanians live and work in Greece.
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Tirana Condemns Murders of Albanians in Greece

Albania has called on Greek authorities to explicitly condemn what it suspects are the hate-motivated killings of four Albanians over the last month.

Albania's foreign ministry has condemned a wave of killings of Albanians in Greece and has urged the Greek Government to "stop the hate language that followed the events".

The latest victim was an Albanian aged 18 named Marios Isak, who was found dead in Kavala, northern Greece on Tuesday. The circumstances of the murder are unknown. He was the fourth Albanian killed in Greece in the last month.

Last week, a 63-year-old Albanian emigrant was found dead on the island of Corfu. Greek police said they had arrested a 44-year-old suspect over the case. No motives for the crime were provided but Albanian media maintained it was linked to the ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn movement.

The ministry said it "strongly condemns the extremism and hate language that has followed these events and calls upon Greek authorities to condemn and stop any attempt by Golden Dawn or other extremist segments to violate the security and dignity of Albanians that work and contribute to this neighboring country.

"We should not become accustomed to their xenophobic calls through communication channels, or to the pathetic and nationalist victimization of some who do not miss any chance to attack Albania on a European level," the statement added.

Relations between Albania and Greece were strained last month when Albanian police shot dead Kostandinos Kacifa, 35, an ethnic Greek Albanian, after he opened fire with a Kalashnikov on 29 October.

Greek-Albanian relations have traditionally been poor. Greek nationalists have long laid claim to southern Albania, and Greece expelled thousands of ethnic Albanians after World War II, claiming they had supported the occupation.

However, Albanians have poured back into Greece since the fall of communism. About 600,000 Albanians live currently in Greece, having emigrated there for work over the last three decades. Many have now been born in Greece and hold dual citizenship.

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He was not Albanian he was Macedonian, and the motive IS known and has already been reported.

Get your facts straight.

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Last week, a 63-year-old Albanian emigrant was found dead on the island of Corfu. Greek police said they had arrested a 44-year-old suspect over the case. No motives for the crime were provided but Albanian media maintained it was linked to the ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn movement.
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Greek policeman, 98 other Greeks denied entry to Albania

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Albanian police say a Greek policeman has been arrested after he was found with a pistol.

A statement Saturday said that 98 other Greeks were denied entry to the country due to a lack of documentation or being on a list of banned persons.

All, including the 35-year-old policeman from the northern city of Igoumenitsa who was identified only by the initials M.G, were heading to the village of Bularat, in southern Albania, to take part in a family ceremony for an Albanian-Greek citizen who was killed in a gunbattle with police in October.
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Tensions peaked on Saturday morning when Albanian citizens formed a human chain in protest at buses carrying Greek citizens wanting to travel to Bularat.

The police guard of New Democracy MP Vassilis Giogiakas was detained by Albanian authorities at the border for carrying his service gun without the required license from Greek and Albanian authorities.

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Security has been tightened around the home of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama after the publicly issued threat by Katsifas's mother that she will avenge the blood of her son. Katsifas' mother, who was killed in a shootout with police, on a 40-day mourning held yesterday in Bularat vowed to retaliate:

- I'll kill Edi Rama. He took my hero. I will avenge the blood of my son - said the mother of Katsifas.


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