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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

30th May, 1913 : The Balkan peace talks have at last been brought to a successful conclusion. Thanks largely to the efforts of Sir Edward Grey, principal agent in the negotiations, the peace agreement was signed at St James Palace in London by Turkey and her erstwhile enemies of the Balkan League. Dr S Daneff, the Bulgarian delegate, expressed the view of the conference when he said: “I rejoice. This means peace not only for Bulgaria, but general peace”. However, even as he spoke, more storm clouds gathered over the Balkans as the allied countries of Serbia and Bulgaria failed to agree on the running of Macedonia – previously Turkish.

[They still cannot agree]

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