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Albanopolis Jun 19
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
🎥 Part 2 🎥 Adem Jashari was one of the founders of the Kosovo Albanian rebellion forces (KLA). He led his men on various guerilla actions against the Serbian police. He and his family were the main targets of the Serbian military operation in February-March 1998.
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Albanopolis Jun 18
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
February/March 1998 was the real beginning of the guerrilla war in Kosovo between the KLA & the Yugoslav/Serbian armed forces. The NATO intervention in 1999 put an end to the war and to the disaster for the Albanian civilians who were until then deprived of any protection.
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Albanopolis Jun 18
Testimony of Besarta Jashari for BBC News, she is the only survivor of the attack of the Serbian armed forces on the Jashari home. Part of an enlarged operation that took place in February-March 1998 in the Drenica region & ended with the massacre of the resistant Jashari family.
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Albanopolis Jun 15
Short lived (1920-1945) the society of nations had rare successes. 1 of these successes is the pacification of the Albanian-Yugoslav border. In 1921 the Yugoslav troops entered Albania & claimed northern Albania. In November the Yugoslavs evacuated the zone under LoN’s pressure.
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Albanopolis Jun 13
Languages ​​spoken in ancient times in the Balkans (outside ancient Greek) and classified as "paleo-Balkanic languages". The Albanian language is undoubtedly the heiress of one of these languages ​​but of which one? Meager data available means nightmarish mystery for linguists.
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Albanopolis Jun 12
"A Sworn Virgin surrounded by men of the Kelmendi tribe, at Selca in Kelmendi territory", photo by Edith Durham, May 1908. The Albanian sworn virgins were women who took a vow of chastity and wore male clothing in order to live as men, in patriarchal northern Albanian society.
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Albanopolis Jun 12
"Hiking through Mirdita territory with female porters", photo by Edith Durham, in September 1908.
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bet365 Jun 10
Replying to @bet365
In 2016, Kosovo were accepted into UEFA. They topped their Nations League group with a +13 goal difference and have won their first ever qualification match thanks to a last-minute winner. They're currently unbeaten in 14 - the best run by any team in Europe. What a story.
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Albanian Miscellanea Jun 4
Arvanites ❤️
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Albanopolis Jun 9
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
Ali Pasha mobilized the Ottoman army, which besieged him for two years. This left an important moment of respite, a free moment to the Greek hetaireia to begin the Greek revolution.
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Albanopolis Jun 9
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
During his life he showed a total pragmatism regarding his religion and ethnicity, only his own person and his family interested him. Ali was what the Europeans called a "good Muslim", an "easily reformable Muslim" who drank alcohol.
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Albanopolis Jun 8
Replying to @DimoYagcioglu
Yes, he has indeed been more successful but he has left much less impact in Albania, since he was in Egypt. The Westerners and his subjects have not been so fantasized by Mehmet, unlike Ali Tepelena. The latter has left us much more documentations concerning Albania!
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Albanopolis Jun 8
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
He was shot through the floor of his room, it was considered an unworthy murder for the murderer, the latter did not face his victim. His head was cut off to be sent to the Sultan. Ali Pasha of Tepelena died at the beginning of the year 1822, at the age of 82!
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Albanopolis Jun 8
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
Indeed he was in a situation of direct war against the Ottoman Empire from March 1820 to February 5, 1822. When asked to surrender for execution he famously proclaimed: "my head, will not be surrendered like the head of a slave!" and kept fighting until the end.
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Albanopolis Jun 8
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
At the end of his life he became such a threat to the stability of the Ottoman Empire that the Ottoman authorities gave more importance to his neutralization rather than to the beginning of the Greek national revolution!
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Albanopolis Jun 8
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
Ali Pasha of Tepelenë had at least 15,000 men under his command. He had relations with the British and the French. He received French and British consuls in his court, like for example the famous British poet Lord Byron.
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Albanopolis Jun 8
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
During his lifetime he was subject of fantasies. Coming from his subjects but especially also from Westerners (mainly French and British). In the eyes of the Westerners he perfectly represented the Oriental despot. He earned the nickname "Lion of Yanina" and "Muslim Bonaparte".
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Albanopolis Jun 8
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
He is the second most quoted Albanian in European historiography (after Skanderbeg) and one of the most famous Albanians of all, after Mother Theresa, Skanderbeg, Ismail Kadare and Enver Hoxha.
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Albanopolis Jun 8
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
His possessions were large and included the southern half of Albania, northwestern Greece and western Macedonia. His flourishing court was in Ioannina, in Southern Epirus.
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Albanopolis Jun 8
Ali Pasha of Tepelena (1740-1822) was an Albanian ruler who ruled the big Ottoman pashalik of Yanina from 1788 to 1822. He is the archetype of the autonomous Ottoman leader who acted freely from the central power of Istanbul. By his power and wealth he even rivaled the Sultan.
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