Greeks protest over Macedonia name row

Published Feb 5, 2018, 2:50 pm IST
Greece/Macedonia, Feb 05 (ANI): Thousands of Greeks protested outside the Parliament in Athens over Macedonia name row. Greece objects to ...
Greece/Macedonia, Feb 05 (ANI): Thousands of Greeks protested outside the Parliament in Athens over Macedonia name row. Greece objects to the former Yugoslav republic's name because it has its own territory called Macedonia, and they argue it implies a territorial claim over Greek land. The objection has come after the country with the same name called itself Macedonia, which the Greeks fear implies a territorial claim over Greek land. It also stirs up emotions of the Greeks who consider the ancient kingdom of Macedonia, ruled over by former king Alexander the Great, to be an integral part of their heritage.

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