Strains Emerge in North Macedonia’s Alliance With Turkey

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  • People walk by the flag of North Macedonia in Skopje, North Macedonia.

Closer ties to Greece and the EU – and disputes over the activities of so-called Gulenists – are putting Skopje’s old friendship with Ankara to the test.

  • Ivan Nikolovski
  • BalkanInsight

On April 3, just one day after the historic visit of Alexis Tsipras to Skopje, the first-ever official visit by a Greek prime minister to North Macedonia, Skopje also hosted Turkish Defence Minister General…

During his visit, Akar reaffirmed the close ties between the two countries and Turkey’s support for North Macedonia’s NATO membership.

But the General…

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