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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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“A Balkan Tale” has arrived in Skopje

“A Balkan Tale” has arrived in Skopje

The story of five prominent  Balkan photographers continues. Ivan Blazev – Skopje, Jutta Benzenberg – Tirana, Kamillo Nolas – Athens, Samir Karahoda – Prizren and Ivan Petrovic – Belgrade take photographs of  a series of...
OKTAY MAHMUTI – JOSE MOURINHO OF BASKETBALL

OKTAY MAHMUTI – JOSE MOURINHO OF BASKETBALL

Oktay Mahmuti, a modest but charismatic leader of Galatasaray basketball club, has been voted ULEB Eurocup Coach of the Year. Oktay, who was born in Skopje, is pleased that fans compare him to Mourinho. “My...

„AIR OF ISTANBUL“– Pay and breathe

One of the famous verses of the renown Turkish poet Orhan Veli says: „We live for free, free is the air, the clouds, the river, the rain, the mud is free.“ But this does not...
Cengiz Ibrahim – virtuoso of the saz and kanun

Cengiz Ibrahim – virtuoso of the saz and kanun

SOUNDS OF INFINITY Musician, theoretician, teacher, editor and presenter of numerous music programmes aired on the Turkish programme of Macedonian National Radio. Those who know him and have had a chance to work with him...

Popova Sapka – pleasure for the eyes

Tourists who visit our country admire the beauty of nature, envious of the treasures that we possess, whereas we, “the apparent owners of this natural treasure”, are not aware of what we have inherited from...
Bit Pazar – centuries long tradition

Bit Pazar – centuries long tradition

“The old bazaar, with its centuries long tradition, is an institution that continues to oppose technology and modern life of a metropolis.” “We measure correctly here” – says a notice on a banana stall in...
Pigeons dance in the snow

Pigeons dance in the snow

Old turkish bazaar in Skopje Calmness Excitement Begining More excitement Chaos Serenity Strategy I am telling you.. Provocation Happiness Satisfaction And they finally found all the courage to let it all go..:)) Photo by Husamettin...
Istanbul – a snowy fairytale

Istanbul – a snowy fairytale

People say Istanbul is a fairytale city. Since the beginning of this week it transformed into a “snowy fairytale city”. Snow hasn’t stopped falling for 45 hours. The city is going through the coldest day...
Turkan Soray, I would stay in Skopje, only if I fall in love

Turkan Soray, I would stay in Skopje, only if I fall in love

Turkan Soray, the Turkish movie queen A career desired by many young actresses. She has appeared in more than 200 movies and, she is a record keeper.  She’s been elected a UNESCO Good Will Ambassador...
Asure, the oldest dessert in the history of mankind

Asure, the oldest dessert in the history of mankind

The traditional, centuries old Asure is not simply a dessert. It is foremost a symbol of sharing, solidarity, love, wealth and above all a symbol of our life together. It is the tenth day of...