Xanthi - a city in northern Greece, in the East Macedonia and Thrace periphery. It is the capital of Xanthi Prefecture. The city is known as Iskece in Turkish, and Ksanti or Skecha in Bulgarian. The Bulgarians took the city of Xanthi in 1912, but after a period of eight months it was taken by the Greek army. Shortly thereafter, as part of the accords concluding the Balkan Wars, Xanthi and Western Thrace were ceded to Bulgaria, and remained under the control of the latter till the end of World War I. Following the Bulgarian defeat in this war, Western Thrace, and thus Xanthi, became a permanent part of Greece (1919-1920).Xanthi was again occupied by Bulgarians between 1941-1944 during World War II.
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