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Joras Does Not Heed President's Call to End Hunger Strike

Portoro┼ż, 7 May - President Danilo Tuerk failed to convince Josko Joras to end his hunger strike as the pair met in the coastal resort of Portoroz on Wednesday. Joras, who lives in a disputed stretch of land between Slovenia and Croatia, started striking last Wednesday.

Portoroz
Josko Joras, a Slovenian living in a disputed stretch of land near the Slovenian and Croatian border, after talks with President Danilo Tuerk.
Photo: Kaja Kraljevic/STA

Portoroz
Josko Joras, a Slovenian living in a disputed stretch of land near the Slovenian and Croatian border, after talks with President Danilo Tuerk.
Photo: Kaja Kraljevic/STA

Portoroz
Josko Joras, a Slovenian living in a disputed stretch of land near the Slovenian and Croatian border, after talks with President Danilo Tuerk.
Photo: Kaja Kraljevic/STA

Portoroz
Josko Joras, a Slovenian living in a disputed stretch of land near the Slovenian and Croatian border, after talks with President Danilo Tuerk.
Photo: Kaja Kraljevic/STA

Portoroz
Josko Joras, a Slovenian living in a disputed stretch of land near the Slovenian and Croatian border, after talks with President Danilo Tuerk.
Photo: Kaja Kraljevic/STA

Portoroz
President Danilo Tuerk after talks with Josko Joras, a Slovenian living in a disputed stretch of land near the Slovenian and Croatian border.
Photo: Kaja Kraljevic/STA

Portoroz
President Danilo Tuerk after talks with Josko Joras, a Slovenian living in a disputed stretch of land near the Slovenian and Croatian border.
Photo: Kaja Kraljevic/STA

Portoroz
President Danilo Tuerk after talks with Josko Joras, a Slovenian living in a disputed stretch of land near the Slovenian and Croatian border.
Photo: Kaja Kraljevic/STA

Portoroz
Josko Joras, a Slovenian living in a disputed stretch of land near the Slovenian and Croatian border, after talks with President Danilo Tuerk.
Photo: Kaja Kraljevic/STA

Portoroz
President Danilo Tuerk after talks with Josko Joras, a Slovenian living in a disputed stretch of land near the Slovenian and Croatian border.
Photo: Kaja Kraljevic/STA

Portoroz
Josko Joras, a Slovenian living in a disputed stretch of land near the Slovenian and Croatian border, after talks with President Danilo Tuerk.
Photo: Kaja Kraljevic/STA

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