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Albania Provokes Again Claiming Greek Land as Part of Chameria

The Albanian government along with the party of Chams has made a provocative move, branding Greek lands as Cham lands, according to
According to the report, Mayor of Tirana Erion Veliaj, who belongs to the Socialist Party of Prime Minister Edi Rama, rebuilt a part of the capital’s main square to prepere it for a pre-election rally.
In the part of the square they placed a stone from every part of the Albanian lands, including the Greek town of Filiates naming it “a part of the enslaved Chameria“.
Alnbanian Chams believe that the land they call their own was forcibly taken from them by the Greeks of Epirus and deny them the rights of ethnic minorities. They also claim that Greece’s Thesprotia region is in fact Cham land and should be returned to Albania.
Acording to, Deputy Mayor of Tirana Arbjan Mazniku said that the stone from Filiates is put in the square for symbolic reasons and that the square represents all Abanians.
“This is the square of all Albanians, wherever they are, and all Albanian groups are represented in this square. It is our square and we have judged that this is right. Of course there is a stone from Chameria, a stone from Filiates,” the deputy mayor said.

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