Ćuška

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Ćuška (Serbian Cyrillic: Ћушка) or Qyshk (in Albanian) is a village near Peja, in western Kosovo.[a] It is inhabited predominantly by ethnic Albanians.

Qyshk

Ćuška
Village
Qyshk is located in Kosovo
Qyshk
Qyshk
Location in Kosovo
Coordinates: Coordinates: 42°39′26″N 20°20′20″E / 42.657222°N 20.338889°E / 42.657222; 20.338889 (Ćuška)
CountryKosovo[a]
DistrictPejë
MunicipalityPejë
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,481
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

HistoryEdit

In May 1999, during the Kosovo War, the Jackals paramilitary unit massacred civilians in the village. Members of this unit are now facing sentences.[2]

Notable peopleEdit

  • Agim Çeku, Former Minister of Kosovo Security Force

AnnotationsEdit

  1. ^ a b Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently (this note self-updates) recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2011 Kosovo Census results
  2. ^ ""Šakali" committed crimes in the village of Ćuška". RTV. 21 February 2011. (in Serbian)

External linksEdit