Prizren | Date: January 25, 2022 | Duration: 63 minutes

In 1968 I enrolled in law  school in Pristina. Few months later, in April of 1969, in Pristina, began the publication of the newspaper Tan, and they invited me to work in this newspaper. In fact they opened a call, a job opening, I submitted my application and I was accepted. Like that we began to prepare the first issue of Tan. I worked with Safet Breka from Pristina, with Enver Baki… I was from Prizren, with my friend Bayram İbrahim, who also completed the High Vocational School. He is a poet who now lives in Pristina. With us was Müberra Tune from Mitrovica. So we were four-five people that made the decision to publish Tan with the permission of appropriate institutions, and we started to prepare the first issue. 

I remember that they gave Tan a place, it was an entirely empty space. Two desks were shipped by truck and we found them a place. We did not have a typewriter, because as you know, Turkish language has the letters ö and ü, they are different. There was no typewriter [with such letters]. The director of Tan, Süleyman Brima, had a typewriter and he brought it. Also, at the opening of Tan, Süreyya Yusuf brought his typewriter. […] From April 1 to May 1, we worked on the first issue of Tan. My text is on the first page of the first issue.

Anita Susuri (Interviewer), Renea Begolli (Camera)

İskender Muzbeg was born in 1947 in Prizren. In 1974 he received his law degree from the University of Prishtina. During his studies, in 1969, he started working for the Turkish-language newspaper Tan. Upon passing the bar exam, Mr. Muzbeg began working for the Municipality of Prizren as a public attorney. After the war, in 1999, he collaborated with the Prizen branch of the Humanitarian Law Center Kosovo. Currently, Mr. Muzbeg works in private practice and lives with his family in Prizren.