The Cham Issue – Where to Now?
This publication addresses the issue of the property rights of the predominantly Muslim ethnic Albanians (known as Chams), who were forcibly displaced from Greece during World War II. The author notes that the ethnic Albanian and predominantly Muslim Chams from North Western Greece are escalating their campaign for the restitution of their property and citizenship rights in Greece, thereby causing tensions between Tirana and Athens. The publication concludes that dialogue between Tirana, Athens, Cham representatives and international mediators to resolve the issue is urgently needed in order to avoid further straining relations between Albania and Greece.
© 2007 Conflict Studies Research Centre (CSRC)