To mark the Second Balkan
Conference held in the Yildiz Palace at Istanbul in 1931 Turkey issued
a set of eight stamps (728-736) with the same design. An olive tree
with roots that end at the capitals of each of the six participating
nations stands on a map of the Balkan countries. The capitals are
Athens, Greece; Beograd, Jugoslavia; Budapest, Hungary ; Sofiya,
Bulgaria; Buchuresti, Romania; and Ankara, Turkey. Istanbul, the
location of the Conference, is the only city identified by name.
The error is that the sun rising over the Balkans,
symbolizing peace, is rising in the north!