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Sadedin Tyrbedari


Sadedin Tyrbedari, known to his close friends more as Selatin, was born in the city of Mitrovica. After 1941, he moved to Prishtina where he presently lives. He comes from an old Turkish family, the Türbedars of Sultan Murat. The initiator of this family in Kosovo, Haci Ali Buharli, has come with an order from the Sultan from Konya in 1846. Sadedin finished his elementary and middle schools in Prishtina in Albanian language. During his middle school education, he also pursued a course and obtained a qualification for an operator of cinema films projectors, as well as the course for mending radio devices and TV sets. From 1950 up until 1992, when he got retired, he worked as a cinema operator, initially in Fushë Kosovo and later in Prishtina. Now he is retired and lives in Prishtina.

It is the sixth generation of the family, all descendants of Haci Ali Buharali, who had come to Kosovo with an order from Sulltan in 1846...video

Father gets killed during the war in 1941, in Gjakova. In order to support the family, he worked as cigarette seller and a barber. Attends school at the same time while learning ...video

Due to the political climate, there was little freedom to express oneself in Turkish. The school in the Turkish language opened in 1952...video

The opening of the University...

The opening of the University of Prishtina was considered a great achievement. This was due to the protests of 1968, which later brought the constitution of 1974...video

He did several jobs at the same time. Part of the time he worked as a cinema operator, and the other part in a shop and in private houses fixing radios and TV sets. The first ...video

Very good relations, in friendship and with colleagues at work...video

He does not remember well apart from the fact that it was done very late. Before there was cobalt...video

He was not involved in politics at all. As far as the weapon action is concerned, he emphasizes the pressure and the harassment of the people in order to incite the ...video

After him a new era dawned, much more relaxed. People in Kosovo had started to show ever less signs of happiness...video

Tito was a great "visionary man”. It was a good time to live in his time. What disappointed him in Tito was the fact that he did not grant the status of a republic to Kosovo...video

The youth was progressive and therefore achieved its objectives. He himself did not participate in protests but supported them morally. In these protests he lost a relative...video

Morning spent in the cinema and them mending TV sets in households. Lunch break at noon, and as at that time the films were shown three times a day, he would have to go ...video

The lessons while doing the qualification for fixing radios and TV sets...video

The high qualification obtained for fixing TV sets in 1965 before a Committee in the city hall building...video