Handke unites the Balkans, the Nobel ceremony boycotted also by Croatia and Northern Macedonia

Handke unites the Balkans, the Nobel ceremony boycotted also by Croatia and Northern Macedonia
 
 The Swedish Nobel Academy's decision to award with the Nobel Prize in Literature the Austrian writer Peter Handke, who is known as a supporter of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic during the 1990s, was followed by widespread reactions from almost all the Balkan states.

In addition to Kosovo, Albania, Turkey, and Croatia, more recently, Northern Macedonia and Afghanistan have also decided to boycott the Nobel Prize for the writer Peter Handke.

According to these states, the reason for the boycott of the event is the awarding of the Nobel Prize to the writer Handke, who supported the genocidal policies of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic during the 1990s.

On October 10 the writers Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke were declared Nobel Prize winners, but Austrian Handke's reverence was met with criticism for his radical statements in support of the Milosevic regime and denial of the Srebenica massacre.

He has described Serbia's bombing of NATO as a war crime, a statement that has been widely criticized. In its official explanation of the case, the Swedish Academy has said that Handke is valued for his literary values ​​and not his political views.
Handke unites the Balkans, the Nobel ceremony boycotted also by Croatia and Northern Macedonia Handke unites the Balkans, the Nobel ceremony boycotted also by Croatia and Northern Macedonia Thursday, December 12, 2019 Rating: 5
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