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Albanian Muslim District in Tetovo, Macedonia

albanian muslim district in tetovo macedonia photo


44 responses

  1. Hazir Zenullahi

    Albanians went through so much during the war in the Balkans, its a shame what happened to them, thank god for the U.S.

    March 10, 2007 at 11:33 pm

  2. Hey! Im an albanian from Skopje, I live in Norway now, but I visit my home country every year. I am really glad that the city has been so much better from the first time I was there, in 1992, and now it is so much better. Last time I was there was i 2006 in the summer. I liked it so much when I’m there because my whole family is there. Yeah yeah enough of my history. What I mean is I want to thank the albanians and the macedonians for a great country, and I hope they get a long in future too, because war dosn’t change nothing;) And I agree that the albanian people has suffer so much, but we have to move on, so the others don’t suffer as much as our population did in the 90’s. Keep it up! So thanks;)
    From Sejhan Berisha, Norway.

    March 29, 2007 at 8:48 am

  3. hey my name is Bob and im thinking about moving where you are. But i need to know how life is there? An about the food is it as good as they say? Also about how good the keep it clean i might move my family there with me and i dont want it to be a bad place. Everybody that i ask says it nice ands i wanted to here from you. Can you help me please?

    your friend Bob

    May 16, 2007 at 12:38 am

  4. Hey Jack Bob it’s a really nice place to live in you should move here!

    May 16, 2007 at 12:39 am

  5. Rob

    Bob, don’t go to Macedonia…You will probably get shot or robbed the moment you land there. It’s a poor country and nothing to do, life is very boring and I’m sure your kids will die of boredom.

    Thats my 2 cents in.

    June 1, 2007 at 8:56 am

  6. anna

    Hi bob, you should move there , its a great country. I have lived in tetovo for together 5 monthts I love it . sure its not a rich country but you live so good there , people are so kind both albanians and macedonians , they are so welcoming . There was no problem for me as a girl walking around alone , they are very respectful and just very desent and loving people. the only reason I moved back is that it is hard getting a job there specially if you only speak english. I do speak okey albanian now but in macedonian i can only say one word. you should go , it is not boring. Its very peaceful and I miss it so much. I feel much safer there than london

    June 19, 2007 at 12:58 pm

  7. Batuhan

    Hello All..Next summer we want to go Macedonia and we want to travel in Skopje,Prilep,Bitola,Ohrid,Struga we will stay in 2 days every city..can we find busses city to another city?..and what can be our problems while we are traveling..

    July 26, 2007 at 4:29 pm

  8. Makedonski kopil sto gi postiras ovie sliki kopil nieden tetovo e eden od najubavite gradovi vo fk mk

    October 9, 2007 at 2:57 pm

  9. marija

    You cannot speak about a country without knowing it’s reall situation, and judging by your comments you don’t know the reall situation. Albaninan muslims are not miserble, they have more rights that Macedoninans have!

    November 30, 2007 at 3:41 am

  10. ARKAN

    fuck the albanians why dont they all go back to albania, where the fuckers came from…Does anybody know what an albanian is::?? its an serbian thats has been cross bred with the turkish, this goes back 500years when the turks were in the balkan area… i agree 100% with arkans ethnic cleansing…all they are is useless people that bread 10 kids in one household and then all turn to crime to feed themselves…ARKAN

    December 4, 2007 at 5:11 am

  11. pece stojanovski

    ARKAN i agree with you!!!

    December 4, 2007 at 5:12 am

  12. PerPa

    Arkan da ti jebem majka ja tebe be picka ti mater
    shto misllish be picka ti mater jas sam albanec be majko da ti jebem da ti jebem familiju da ti jebem sve zhiv be picka ti mater.
    POROJ POROJ POROJ POROJ POROJ si shllushal nekogash za POROJ be picka ti mater ge ve ubijeme site!!!!!!!!

    December 4, 2007 at 4:54 pm

  13. alexsandar makedonski

    Marija you must be uneducated , only a person with no morels, respect or an education will right such a comment. It’s the people like you that make this world what it is today. How about this for a sugestion ? why not try and work together to make Macedonai a world recognised country ?? a place were all that live ther are one , working toghter for a better futer for all ?? but i guess this will be to much of a effort. I live in a multicultrual country if everyone here decied to have more rights than the people that actually invited us into there country gave a us a better life and so on , the outcome will be catastrophic. If infact if u do live in macedonia i hope the country only offers you what you deserve ( very little), to the albanians you live in macedonia , respect macedoni and the macedonian peole and live with a open mind to work toghter for a greater macedonia i whish you the very best in all futer endevours. To Arkan , Pece , Perpa all 3 off you achieved nothing only a breif moment of feeling GREAT. All that shows is you to are uneducated. To Perpa PLEASE TRY. I hope one day in 10 , 20 or 30 years all who have writen in this forum can sit back and be proud to say ‘ we live, holiday , come from the most beutifull country in the balkans MACEDONIA.

    All the best

    ” Long live mariojo “

    December 6, 2007 at 5:30 am

  14. BesYy_TeTtova

    ej ti arkan moze da te najdem ja tebi negde da ti ebem toa familia zs vie makedoncite nemate mesto vo tetovo sve ke ve teramo nad skopje natamu be picka ti mater Bllok_70@hotmail.com pisi mi na msn da te vidim ja tebe be mater ti jebem

    December 20, 2007 at 8:10 pm

  15. Jordan_Pravoslavan

    nema nikada da ne izterate od tetovo , sto mislite? da ne izberkate ka kucinja a idi ebi u gz. vie samo serete deca nemate respekt za nikoj samo profitirajte od drzavate u cela evropa. svegde se pikajte.
    —————————————————————— U will never chase us away from Tetovo ,What do u think? You think you can chase us away like dogs . U disrespect everyone. You take advantage of every country in Europe. You would even sell your mother for 50 cents . You people bread everywhere like rabbits

    December 29, 2007 at 6:41 pm

  16. wow. i have alwas been really interested in europe. it sounds very traditional and cultural and very cool. i would luv to go to macedonia.

    February 3, 2008 at 10:12 pm

  17. Dirk

    I’m from the Netherlands and I don’t accept the behaviour of my country. I researched the situation on the Balkans. I only want to say to the Macedonian people to hold on, hopefully one day all the Albanians will disappear. I just can’t understand that whole western europe is following stupid US and recognising kosovo. America has their interess in the situation of creating a muslim country so they have an excuse to invade Iran and other muslim countries. Allso they want a oilway trough kosovo and a militairy base to be closer to Russia. It is simply unnaceptable what happens there. The Albanians are common in having 6 a 8 kids per household so it multiplies very fast. Meanwhile they bought all the companies on the kosovo ground and now they just claim it. Anywhere else in the world, this wouldnt be tolerated. After I see how the Albanians come away with such deeds they do I can say I’m 110% anti Albanian. SO MACEDONIA, KEEP HOPE AND DONT LET ‘BIG ALBANIA’ BECOME A REALITY! Dont let them steal land from you like they did from Serbia. If Tito was alive i bet they wouldt dare to say kosovo is independent!

    February 26, 2008 at 9:16 am

  18. Gaby

    I’m a Macedonian girl and I live in Switzerland now.. I go to Macedonia every year and I’m healty.. Macedonia is a very good country, with nice people and in Macedonia, it’s a liberty.. You can visit a lot of historic monuments and a lot of churches.. There are a big minority of Albanian but it can’t change today.. so respect it. Finally Macedonia is a Macedonian country with a strong minority of Albanian and Turkish people.. don’t worry about that, there are nice too! Macedonia is a cultural country too.. so finally I say you good and true things about Macedonia..

    March 2, 2008 at 12:35 am

  19. Mark


    March 3, 2008 at 3:53 am

  20. MEagle

    Hi People, I live in the western Europe but I´m proud to say that I am an Tetova-Albanian. I have macedonian neighbours down there, and the most of them are nice people.
    What this country and its citizens needs is to face the fact that it can only exist like a multicultural Country with the same human rights for all! Otherwise it´s gonna split!

    To ARkan, Dirk and the other Cunts around here; stop talking trash, you cockroaches are uneducated “seljaks” -Its sad that people like you calls theirselv “macedonians” – U R just trash!

    Peace for the peaceful rest!

    March 6, 2008 at 7:29 pm

  21. MEagle

    P.S. This pic must be too old or a fake, because I spended (and yet spend) so much time down there -I havent seen this so called “District” ever in Tetova!


    March 6, 2008 at 7:32 pm

  22. iki

    Tetovo is a Macedonian city fellas…that’s why the dwibs from Kosovo tried to seize it in 2001,but they got several bullets in each body (the preaks even wawed with white flags in Arachinovo)

    Get real,Macedonians can’t live together with the freaks from kosovo,there will be a war I guess,but it’s not going to be the same as the one 7 years ago…this time every single Macedonian will have the desire to kill some kosovarian shits and finally clean Tetovo,the beautiful Macedonian which the shiptars want to ruin with their households…

    March 8, 2008 at 2:35 pm

  23. vladimir

    i hate greco they ruin our nation! I lived in makedonija since i was born for 10 years now i live melbourne and it’s getting worse and worse evryday. PS: A messeage to greeks we hate you live us alone.

    Yous trully Vladimir

    April 19, 2008 at 5:01 am

  24. VLAD



    April 20, 2008 at 12:47 am

  25. Albanian Chieftain^

    If ure a muslim!? do not go to serbia/greece or russia because theire Orthodox Extremist, but IF u do.. bring a army or two because theyr way of talking is via violence (i mean come on.. serbia started the first world war, wich escalated to the second, Russia has killed most people in the whole wide world. and greece… they jsut stupid and gay) 🙂

    May 26, 2008 at 6:00 pm

  26. boris

    man fuck the person who made this pic i bet this pic is from greece macedonia aint that poor o and albanians we can work together to make a good country but albania’s government dosnt reconise macedonia they reconise FYROM and albanians wannna take the city of tetovo and struga and gostivar and make those citys part of albania not macedonia they already took kosovo so u see now theres no chance to get peace macedonia gives u people so much human rights and this is how u repay us by taking our land

    August 13, 2008 at 2:02 am

  27. Hopla_MacedonianMK

    So golema pochit do shiptarite!!! POKRAJ VARDAR, TECHE PCHINjA, NEK SE DAVAT SHIPTARCHINjA.
    P.S. Ako imas kuka doma i ako vo dvor chuvash kuche, isto kako da chuvash shiptar vo kukata!!! Tie se najsmrdliviot narod so postoi na balkanot!!! Da zivee Arkan i Aleksandar Makedonski!!!! Pozdrav do si te Makedonci!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:35 am

  28. Nemoj da laes Albancite se mnogu dobri,i kuti oti znaes od kaj doajdas od karpatite i nikoj ne te saka,ni BG ni GR ni SR pa ni AL

    November 17, 2008 at 4:20 pm

  29. lee jovanov

    keep your mouth shut filthy serbs and greek before we burn you down..

    November 19, 2008 at 4:39 am

  30. Ke mi se fatite za kurot SHIPTARSKI KOPILINJA mnogu ubavo znaete koj sme nie MAKEDONCITE i deka sega site sedite na nasa teritorija site vie TATARI SHIPTARI EGEJCI mamicata da vi e ebam u USTA!!! AJDE kaj i da e BRAT LJUBE ke ve SOTRI!!! DA ZIVEE REPUBLIKA MAKEDONIA!!!

    December 26, 2008 at 1:17 pm

  31. Dirk

    Albania has a very primitive take-over-the-world-strategy. Pump a region full of your own kind and claim it! They mate like rabbits and often have households up to 10 childeren. Thats not normal, thats how they grew in Kosovo and thats now happening in Macedonia. I’m not an Macedonian nor a Serb but I’m anti Albania!

    January 19, 2009 at 12:05 pm

  32. Kalishti

    Dear Dirk, this is just your mono visualition opinion, unfortunately as I see you are indoctrinated, and inspirieted from sclaves propaganda. You are welcome in Tetovo, to introduce the real life in Tetovo. If you wish I can give you my tel number and you can call me. ( I supose you are German, doesn’t matter. I have a lot of german friends)

    January 24, 2009 at 11:51 pm

  33. majku vam makedonsku vie nemate vasu istoriju i uste se falite ni sami ne znaete koiste bulgari cigani sakate od grcija da kradete istoriju mrsssss da ve ebam site u gezzz daj boze da nikogas ne vigo dade imeto grcija.

    February 6, 2009 at 4:46 pm

  34. Albert

    Da vi ebem prljavo Bugarsko-Srpsko-Cigansko pleme. Vie ste vestacka gjubre nacija.

    Tetova 4ever.

    July 14, 2009 at 7:37 pm

  35. tetovo tigar

    kje im dadesh prst ,se kje ti zemat, nie sme si krivi. arno trgnavme na arachinovo, kje istrebevme plemeto vo koren, ama SOLAJNA izede lajna , a nie prodadeni dushi ….

    November 23, 2009 at 3:05 pm

  36. AF

    who the fuck do you PEOPLE THINK YOU ARE ! YOU ARE ALL IGNORANT ASSHOLES! WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE 3 MILLION PEOPLE (ALBANIANS)! YOU DONT KNOW US SOME OF YOU HAVE NEVER MET AN ALBANIAN, NEVER HAVE SEEN AN ALBANIAN AND NEVER WILL KNOW AN ALBANIAN! WHO would LIKE IT IF SOMEBODY CAME UP TO YOU AND SAID FUCK YOURE PEOPLE I AM 110% AGAINST BRITSH,AUSTRIANS,ITALIANS, GERMANS,FRENCH, DUTCH, GREEK because you are all pigs and make 10 babys per family … like who the fuck tells you these thing jesus christ!!!!!!!!!. WOULDNT YOU BE PRETTY ANGRY BECAUSE I AM RIGHT FUCKIN NOW~!!!!!!!! HANENT YOU RETARDS EVER HEARD OF “NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER”!! HUH JESUS fucking CHRIST!!! like you people cant recognize you are not the onlys ones on this godforsaken planet and that not every body has the same cultures, languages religons and ways of life !!!!! you are all rascit and yes this is a form of rascim!!! and all of you are fucking rascists get a life! i mean people have their opinons about things and unfortunatley their are some people that are just plain out ignorant and rascist !!!! the only positive thing i can say is i hope you are not spreading ths shit to your families and friends and etc…..

    November 28, 2009 at 3:27 am

  37. alparslan

    abe luge jasum turcin od bitola.jas sakam da vi kazam nesto DEKA IMA SIPTARI TAMU ZIVOTOT SIGURNO E KATASTROFALNI oni se be kulturni luge neznaet nisto, samo ke mu pustas na planina e ke mu davas 100 ovci moze da pase hahaha da vi ebam siptariska rasa katastrofalni luge.

    December 26, 2009 at 6:44 pm

  38. Gláucia

    I am fom Brazil and I have an Albanian friend who lives in Macedonia. I was curious about his story, so I accessed this site by google search. I got astonished reading all comments.
    I simply can’t understand so much prejudice and so much intolerance that all you expressed here. Here in Brazil, we have an impression that Europe is te most civilizated region of the world, but I just found close minded peole at this forum, with fw expcetions. Brazil is also a multicultural country, during our History we got the Italians, Germans, Dutches, Polish, Austrians, Japaneses, Africans and we already had our natives, and we live in peace, we respect each cultural group and we also are curious about their traditions, we value each culture… we love each other ad we also mix the races, because prejudice here is very little in comparison with your people, and once we understand that we are only one single people, we can breed among the groups, because everybody is Brazilian, a multicoloured people, with multicoloured kids.
    Please, open your mind to the humanity, each people has their beauty and deserve Respect. We can’t fix the mistakes from past, but we can start fixing the current ones. Prejudice will not help.

    January 27, 2010 at 3:02 pm

  39. James

    I too can find an alley in NYC, Los Angles, Chicago and other major cities with just as ugly view. Its obvious the person that took this photograph , tried to get the worst possible location to take this picture to portray not only the Albanian district of Tetovo but all of Macedonia as an ugly and disgusting looking country.

    The sad part is that he could have just as easily picked the most beautiful place of Tetovo and it would be hard to match it.

    February 7, 2010 at 7:27 pm

  40. Alexander The Great

    Please remove this picture. I’m Macedonian, and I’m not nationalist, i just want Macedonia to be shown to the world as she is, not with this crappy pictures. Tetovo is lovely city. Albanians and Macedonians have lived there with centuries, and we will not go to war again. We will live together, like a brothers we are… For the others, come to Macedonia, and you won’t regret.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:03 pm

  41. Marika

    All of you that left some vulgar and ignorant comments, whether Macedonians or Albanians, just get a life!!! Don’t you have better things to do in life? You represent Macedonia, not the picture above. So whoever reads these comments will have a great idea of our country… So true and so sad

    February 19, 2010 at 4:05 pm

  42. Veton Vela

    PLEASE READ! I saw this photo by accident,and by watching it I saw one of the poorest village in Macedonia that I’m not sure that it really exist! But I wasn’t so shocked by the photo as I was shocked by the comments. I cant understand the way u people think about tolerance! I don’t know if any of you can accept the reality and be proactive about the others. We need to change together. But first lets change ourself.”WE ARE ALL HUMAN” We need positive energy in our lives, Please “STOP DOSTA MJAFT” with this madness cuz it is leading us to self destruction. Albanian-Macedonian should have no problems.I can see that in every heart of yours there is a “HATE” and “ANGER” between each other,Lets get it rid off. I’m Albanian and I have more Macedonian friends than Albanian, and when I’m with my friends we leave to place for hate or anger,and in those moments I can feel the harmony,i can see a bright future for us.There wont be only Macedonians or only Albanians, we are in this together, either we succeed or we all fail! Please find peace in your selfs, be creative and lets change this situation! Veton Vela

    March 2, 2010 at 9:15 pm

  43. DuKat

    The real problem is in the politicians, who couldn’t find solution for the real life problems of people and then they just turn us against each other. Peoples for ever lived here and we doesn’t have to love each other but i think that respect is enough to have a peaceful live, without fear for new conflict. That will give us energy to make this this country a better place to live and even then we are going to see the benefit of the multicultural life. Macedonia is a loving country with a lot of things who can be very interesting.She has history she has beautiful landscapes, good wines and beautiful women . So cam and visit us.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:52 am

  44. Dario

    This is bullshit !

    February 15, 2014 at 6:23 am

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