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Hüsamettin Gina

Husamettin Gina has more than ten years of experience in journalism but never as a professional journalist (receiving regular salary). He is “the eternal” freelancer, “a certified” fixed-term contract employee. He comes from the first generation of students at the One-Year School of Journalism at the Macedonian Institute for Media. He has gained work experience at Macedonian Radio Television in the Turkish Department, Birlik newspaper and Forum Plus weekly magazine. He was a field reporter for Turkish NTV for 6 months during the 2001 conflict. He loves sport and is a big fan of Besiktas FC from Istanbul. Awards: A UN Award for an article about poverty published in Vreme newspaper in 2006 “Jean Monnet” Award for Best Newspaper Article on EU in 2007 for “The EU and children” article published in INA information agency. One sentence that describes Husamettin: A mechanical engineer by vocation, a journalist at heart...

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“SAKURA ZENSEN” –  JAPANESE CHERRY TREES IN SKOPJE IN FULL BLOOM

“SAKURA ZENSEN” – JAPANESE CHERRY TREES IN SKOPJE IN FULL BLOOM

When cherry trees start blossoming they look like a scene from a fairy tale. They possess beauty so extraordinary that we can easily say they are a miracle of nature.Cherries have a special place in...
Cradles – comfort and tradition

Cradles – comfort and tradition

A baby, a mother and a cradle… The cradle is the link in the divine communication between a baby and his mother. The story of the cradle began in the 1st century AD and is... a century old cradle
Black belt for eternal love

Black belt for eternal love

Balkon3 interview with Aziz Ismail – five-time karate champion of the Republic of Macedonia He is only nineteen and already a “grandmaster” of martial arts, a karate master to be precise (karate – empty, unarmed... Karate is a boiling water
Try it and regret it once; Don’t try it and regret it a thousand times

Try it and regret it once; Don’t try it and regret it a thousand times

Try the magical Turkish cuisine that always has a little, fascinating surprise in store. This time it is a strange little pleasure with an even stranger name: pismaniye(regret). These lovely snow white, delicious cotton candywill... Recipe - Try it and you won’t regret it

An unusual orchestra of soul mates

Apparently, it was just an ordinary band that can be heard in busy places in different cities round the world. However, as you get closer to hear their music you see it is not quite... Music from an unusual band

Istanbul Sunset

Sunset, according to many, is the most romantic part of the day. A moment when dreams and colours intertwine, when sun rays refract and the sky shows a shade of a multitude of colours that... Set off on an amazing journey

I’m only happy when it rains

[portfolio_slideshow id=4615] Photo: Husamettin... Rainy day in Skopje
Balkon3 in Bursa: Photo Gallery of ethno restaurant “Mavi Boncuk”

Balkon3 in Bursa: Photo Gallery of ethno restaurant “Mavi Boncuk”

[portfolio_slideshow id=4501] Photo by Husamettin... breakfast, tea, coffee
BURSA – A DREAM UNTOLD

BURSA – A DREAM UNTOLD

If tears start flowing from your eyes whenever you see a number 16 licence plate, if you only cheer for Bursaspor at Ataturk Stadium, if you feel Osman Gazi at the entrance of the city,... One of the safest places in Turkey
Quest for the fountain of Gostivar

Quest for the fountain of Gostivar

A fountain stands in Gostivar, Oh, what a fountain, a fountain of souls, Gostivar girls gather, each a chosen one, My soul is burning and I cry… These verses come from an old Rumelian song... Photos of the town of many visitors