Situacija u Makedoniji 1907. godine na stranicama „Times”a

Rastović, Aleksandar P. (2015) Situacija u Makedoniji 1907. godine na stranicama „Times”a. Vardarski zbornik, 10. pp. 239-249. ISSN 1450-8486

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The Macedonian question, arising as a separate political and diplomatic issue after the Berlin Congress, was definitely formulated in mid-1890s. It referred to a set of interior problems in central parts of European Turkeu, that is, to the diplomatic activity of the Balkan states and Austria-Hungary and Russia aimed at resolving the national question and the territorial and political status of this area. At the turn of the century, the area faced strong action of the Bulgarian komitadji and the Macedonian Committee which not only caused unrest, but also provoked a harsh response from Turkeu, the brunt of which was borne by Christians who were subject to strong repression by the Turkish government. As a result, Serbia’s interest in Macedonia increased. A relative lull which ensued after great powers placed strong pressure on the Balkan states to discontinue incursions of their troops into Macedonian territory lasted until the spring of 1902 when the spiral of violence regained momentum. What followed was a major insurrection, komitadji incursions and strong repression by the Turkish government. Dissatisfaction peaked in August 1903 when insurrection spread to Bitola, Salonica and parts of Edirne and Kosovo Vilayets. After the insurrection was quelled and reforms from Mirzsteg introduced, the situation calmed down but only temporarily, with unrest flaring up again from late 1904 and during 1905–1907. Turbulent circumstances, unrest, difficult position of Christians, and frequent incursions of komitadji groups again drew the attention of the European, and, particularly, British public. During 1907, the British press reported almost daily on unrest in Macedonia, including in particular The Times newspaper which dedicated a special column to Macedonia. It is also interesting to note that the newspaper had special correspondents who reported regularly on strife in Macedonia, including David Bourchier, who was an able journalist and correspondent from Sophia, but who at the same time staunchly promoted the Bulgarian national idea and policy and daily propagated the idea of Bulgarian entitlement to Macedonia

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.SR-ID časopisa: 158242311 COBISS.SR-ID članka: 1546842602 COBISS.SR-ID separata: 1542587626
Uncontrolled Keywords: Macedonia, Turkey, British publish, „Times“, 1907.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
Depositing User: Slavica Merenik
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2021 12:12
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2023 09:57

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