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Balkan Wars

Syllabification: Bal·kan Wars
Pronunciation: /ˌbôlkən ˈwôrz
 
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Definition of Balkan Wars in English:

Two wars of 1912–13 that were fought over the last European territories of the Ottoman Empire.

In 1912 Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, and Montenegro forced Turkey to give up Albania and Macedonia, leaving the area around Constantinople (Istanbul) as the only Ottoman territory in Europe. The following year Bulgaria disputed with Serbia, Greece, and Romania for possession of Macedonia, which was partitioned between Greece and Serbia

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