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Commenting article: Turkey Claims it Was '1st to Recognize Macedonia'

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has made the erroneous  claim that his country was the first to recognize Macedonia.

In a statement made at an event marking the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in Skopje, Davutoglu reminded that Turkey recognized Macedonia as an independent state back in August 1992, Bulgarian media inform.

"Since then (1992), we have been a supporter for Macedonia. Because we believe in the importance of security and stability in the whole region," he said, as cited by

Yane - 22 Dec 2012 // 20:43:48

and at the same time supporting the Albanians against Macedonia..

mavro from australia - 22 Dec 2012 // 23:05:41

That was obviously more about Greece in the case of Turkey.
For Bulgaria it's recognition created that entity.