Today in the Balkans (Photos)

Today in the Balkans (Photos)

Some snapshots taken in the Balkans, the weekend of 8-9 September 2018


Independence of Macedonia

In Macedonia, in the capital Skopje, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and his guests celebrated the anniversary of Macedonian independence. A concert took place during the event.
Photography: Besar Ademi, Anadolu Agency, Skopje, Macedonia, September 8, 2018


Violence in Greece

Violence took place in the streets of Salonika, in northern Greece, between protesters and the police. Protests rock the city in the aftermath of the Independence Day of Macedonia (FYROM) and following the bilateral agreement between Greece and Macedonia on the name change of the north-western neighbour.

Photography: Ayhan Mehmet, Anadolu Agency, Salonika, Greece, September 9, 2018


International fair in Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gives a speech at the inauguration of the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF).

Photography: Atina Information Agency, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 9, 2018


Record number of travelers through Sabiha Gökçen

The second largest airport in Turkey, Sabiha Gökçen - after Atatürk airport and before the opening of the new airport - recorded an 11% increase in the number of its passengers during the first eight months of the year with 22 million 800 thousand people. An ISG company executive, the airport's operator, expressed the satisfaction of the management team.

Photography: ISG


Tribute in Bulgaria to a victim of terrorism

On 9 September 1982, a Turkish Diplomatic Attaché in Burgas, Bulgaria, Bora Süelkan was assassinated by the Armenian terrorist organization JCAG.
A memorial for Süelkan will be inaugurated today at the Turkish Consulate, on the occasion of this sad anniversary.


Ümit Dönmez




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