ponedeljek, februar 07, 2005

Local Slovenes lose battle for Prešeren Park in Sarajevo

The continuing controversy over Sarajevo’s Prešeren Park has apparently ended, just days before local Slovenes are to celebrate the 8 February holiday in the poet’s honor. Responding to demands by local Muslims, city authorities in the Bosnian capital have rescinded the name "Prešeren Park" for the hitherto-abandoned site and will now rename it in honor of the Harem Kalin hadži Alijna džamija, an historic mosque that stood at that location until it was destroyed in 1945 [Mladina / 31.01.05 / Preimenovan Prešernov park v Sarajevu].