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Ahmet Delija's tower opens its historical chapter on flag day

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In the Drenica region stands a silent witness of Albania's history - a tower that once belonged to the hero Ahmet Delia. This ancient tower, located at the foot of a road in Prekazi, not only served as a bastion of defense, but also played an important role in shaping the fate of the region in crucial periods. Built centuries ago, Ahmet Delija's tower appeared as a focal point for major decisions that influenced the historical course of the Drenica region. Its walls echo with the voices of prominent personalities deeply committed to the national cause. Among them is Hasan Prishtina. Ahmet Delia left an indelible mark on this fortification, transforming it into a symbol of endurance and sacrifice. This name engraved on the pages of Albanian history met its heroic end in 1913. He bravely defended his homeland in a time of great turmoil, becoming a beacon of courage and steadfast patriotism.

Freedom fighter, popular tribune and leader of Drenica, Ahmet Delia was born in 1850 in Prekaz. Raised among the Kuchi tribal community in a culture with canonical norms, he was finding his place in the harsh and dynamic environment of 19th century events. During his life, Delia was engaged in several military campaigns and popular assemblies. His last battle in December 1912, where, armed only with an ax he defends the country, seals his figure in the epic tradition of endurance in Kosovo.