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The Iranian MEK in Albania: Implications and Possible Future Sectarian Divisions

January 29, 2017

Tweet0Share0Mail0Add0Balkanalysis.com editor’s note: in 2013, the Obama Administration convinced Albanian authorities to take in the MEK, a former Marxist terrorist group that had been in open combat with the Islamic Republic for years. In 2016, under cover of the migration crisis and with help from the UNHCR, several hundred more of these Iranian dissidents were […]


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“The EU and Turkey Need Each Other”: Interview with Ambassador Selim Yenel

July 20, 2016

Tweet1Share1Mail2Add4Balkanalysis.com editor’s note: the recent failed coup in Turkey has made the country subject of non-stop world attention, with media focusing on politics and speculations over the coup’s sponsors. But largely lost in the current media frenzy has been the pre-existing issue of Turkey-EU cooperation on the migration crisis, the country’s relations with Balkan neighbors, […]


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