IRC temporarily Withdrawing from Ultimatum

Because of the elections, the Islamic Religious Community is temporarily withdrawing the ultimatum. As it said on Tuesday, there is no blackmail, but rather discrimination. The IRC called for problems to be overcome, in response to Zaev’s stand that personal interests are the reason for the IRC’s letter and that, like all other religious communities, the IRC, too, should seek justice over the issue of properties in court. The IRC isn’t giving up on the denationalisation process, a battle that has lasted for 20 years. Regarding Zaev’s comments about personal interests in the accusations, it declined to comment. However, the IRC added that the PM should clarify his statements. The Government said it would not further explain its stands by making additional statements. Regarding the work on Ali Pasha Mosque in Ohrid, the IRC said it would not be stopped.