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 (kô′sə-vō′, kō′-)
A republic of the western Balkan Peninsula. Settled by Slavs around 600, the area was under Turkish rule from 1389 to 1913 and became part of Yugoslavia after World War I. An autonomous region of Serbia after 1946, Kosovo lost much of its autonomy in 1990, leading to ethnic violence between Kosovo's Albanian and Serb populations. Intervention by NATO and the United Nations reestablished peace in 1999. In 2008, Kosovo declared independence; however, its sovereignty was not universally recognized at that time. Priština is the capital and largest city.

Ko′so·var′ (-vär′) adj. & n.


(ˈkɒsəˌvɑː) or


1. (Placename) of or relating to Kosovo or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Kosovo or its inhabitants
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Kosovo
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I did not threaten him," the Kosovar was heard telling the court.
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Paris also called on Serb and Kosovar authorities to implement a peace agreement signed in April this year.
In the context of the agreement on the harmonisation of bilateral relations between Belgrade and Pristina, signed by both capitals on 19 April, High Representative Catherine Ashton invited, on 15 May, the Serbian and Kosovar prime ministers to a joint meeting.
The resolution welcomes the start of the visa dialogue in January in order to counter the growing isolation of Kosovar citizens.
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Noting that Turkey also contributed in educational development of Kosovo, Ozan said that Turkey, every year, granted scholarship to many Kosovar students, adding that Turkey envisioned to give scholarship to nearly 160 Kosovar students this year.