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TV debate between party leaders confirmed ahead of June 25 ballot

The leaders of the five parties contesting the June 25 election after making it into Parliament in the May 21 ballot will be locking horns in a televised debate, it was announced on Tuesday.

The debate will be aired by state broadcaster ERT on June 15, the Interparty Committee, which met at the Interior Ministry in Athens on Tuesday morning, decided.

Turkish forces arrive in Kosovo to bolster NATO-led peacekeepers

The Turkish commando battalion requested by NATO has arrived in Kosovo to assist in quelling recent violent unrest in the Balkan country.

The Turkish Defense Ministry shared a video on June 4 showing troops wearing the insignia of the NATO-led KFOR peacekeeping force departing from Türkiye and arriving in Kosovo.

As Balkan tensions spike, Chinese dragon raises its head

The recent spike in tensions in northern Kosovo, where dozens of NATO peacekeepers were injured in attacks by ethnic Serbs during protests against the appointment of ethnic Albanian mayors, serves as a painful reminder that the deep-rooted conflict in the heart of the Balkans cannot be easily resolved.