Liridona Berkolli

The main Iranian activities in Western Balkan were the opening of colleges, institutes of study, translation and publication of books and magazines.

The scope of Iran is the extension of their cultural hegemony by opening institutes, associations, schools, and other kinds of institutions.

Bosnian Islamic cultural heritage is published under the name of the current cooperation of the Islamic Republic of Iran and BiH.

Unlike other Balkan countries, Iran even nowadays continues having a wide presence in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The concept of Ahl al-Bayt was used as a mechanism to install Shiite sectarian discourse in Sunni Muslim society.

Greatest achievement of Iranian cultural investments in Albania is observed in the leaders of the Bektashi sect, who have begun presenting their sect as part of Shi'ism.

Although Khomeini’s Shi’ism and Islamist ideology in the beginning attracted Kosovars’ attention, nowadays, there is no visible Shia influence in Kosovo.