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Albanian authorities detain 4 Greeks, ban 30 from attending Katsifas’ funeral

Albanian authorities have taken into custody four Greeks heading to village Vouliarates to attend the funeral of killed ethnic Greek Kosntantinos Kotsifas. The exact reason for the Greeks’ detention on Thursday morning is not known with confusing information coming both from Albanian and Greek media. According to some Albanian media, …

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Albanian authorities release body of killed ethnic Greek Katsifas

Albanian authorities released the body of ethnic Greek Konstantinos Katsifas on Wednesday, with a delay that caused desperation and anger in his family. The body release was reportedly after an intervention by the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and the the head of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Albania, Archbishop …

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Greece calls on Albania to release body of killed ethnic Greek, protect minorities

Greece has called on Albanian authorities to give the body of the killed ethnic Greek to his family and respect the protection of the Greek minority. Alternate Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos urged Albanian authorities to “immediately satisfy the request of the family and release the body” of 35-year-old Konstantinos Katsifas …

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Killing of ethnic Greek tests Greek-Albanian relations

The killing of ethnic Greek Kostanstinos Katsifas last Sunday has been testing Greek-Albanian relations and stirring nationalistic polarization in both countries. At the same time, any information coming from the Albanian side is being swept away from a wave of mistrust by the Greek media and certain political circles in …

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“Unacceptable, we expect full clarification,” says Greece on killing in Albania

“We are expecting the full clarification of the circumstances under which Greek citizen Konstantinos Katsifas lost his life,” the Greek Foreign Ministry said in  a statement on Sunday evening. “That the incident ended in the loss of life is in any case unacceptable” the ministry said adding “we will take …

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