The race for the largely ceremonial presidential race has turned into a second referendum on whether the Balkan country should be called Macedonia or North Macedonia.
With Albania finding itself in the midst of a deepening political and social crisis, is there any way out of it?
Supporters of opposition party tried to break the cordon protecting the parliament building as part of an ongoing protest against the government.
Burak Yilmaz and Hakan Calhanoglu scored the goals as Turkey won 2-0 against the host team in the European Qualifiers.
One of the terrorists who killed at least 50 people at two mosques had several Islamophobic names and dates of war against Muslims inscribed on his gun, while Turks were shown as one of the main targets.
Blood feuds have impacted a thousand families in Albania last year, according to an organisation specialising in reconciliation.
The government's decision has shut more than 4,000 shops, made 8,000 people unemployed, while the loss of revenue to the state is $51 million dollars a year.
Thousands of protesters supporting Albania's opposition surrounded the parliament, demanding the government's resignation and early elections and accusing the Cabinet of corruption and crime links.
The Albanian government is to start negotiating to join the EU, and Prime Minister Edi Rama wants to remove trade barriers along the border with Kosovo. But stopping organised crime and creating jobs remains as difficult as ever.
The bunkers were built all over Albania by Communist leader Enver Hoxha in the 1970s and the 1980s to protect the country from what it saw as the risk of foreign aggression.
Thousands of Albanians have been protesting about the connection between politicians and organised crime.
Hundreds of police and rolls of barbed wire are protecting the parliament building in downtown Tirana, the capital, from the protesters. Thursday's parliament session was cancelled.
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