Kosovo: History

  1. 1389

    The Battle of Kosovo results in 500 years of future Turkish Ottoman rule.

  2. 1912

    Serbia gains control of Kosovo in the Balkan Wars.

  3. 1918

    Kosovo becomes part of the Kingdom of Serbia.

  4. 1946

    Following World War II, Kosovo is absorbed into the Yugoslav federation.

  5. 1974

    Kosovo is given autonomous status.

  6. 2008

    Kosovo declares independence, which Serbia says is illegal.

  7. 2010

    The International Court of Justice rules that Kosovo's declaration of independence is legal under international law.

  8. 2013

    Serbia and Kosovo reach a landmark agreement that normalizes relations between the two countries.


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