A paradox from Tirana: Failed coup d’etat in Turkey, memorial in Albania

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times September 9, 2019 14:34

A paradox from Tirana: Failed coup d’etat in Turkey, memorial in Albania

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  • A commemorative memorial for the fallen of the failed Turkish coup in 2016 in Tirana’s largest park has sparked public outcry and inspired speculation about Turkey’s influence in Albania’s domestic affairs. Adding to this is undoubtedly Rama’s close personal relationship to Erdogan, two powerful leaders with extensive power and influence over their respective state institutions, which has made it increasingly difficult to determine where the institutional relationship ends and where the personal starts.

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