What Countries Make up the Balkans?


Balkan states are countries occupying the Balkan Peninsula in southern Europe. They include: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Greece, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and Turkey.
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The countries that make up the Balkans today include Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, European Turkey and Croatia. The term 'Balkans' is a geographical designation for the south-eastern peninsula of the European continent. Scholars sometimes define the Balkans as the region that was conquered and ruled by the Ottoman Turks for varying periods of time after 1300.
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