Neritan Ceka

Neritan Ceka
Neritan Ceka in 2012
Minister of Internal Affairs
In office
27 July 1997  18 April 1998
President Rexhep Meidani
Prime Minister Fatos Nano
Personal details
Born (1941-02-11) February 11, 1941
Political party Democratic Alliance Party
Other political
Democratic Party
Father Hasan Ceka
Occupation Archaeologist

Neritan Ceka (born 11 February 1941) is an Albanian archaeologist, professor, and politician. He served as Albania's Minister of Internal Affairs from 27 July 1997 to 18 April 1998.

Early life

Ceka was born in Tirana. Ceka studied at the Qemal Stafa High School, in Tirana, Albania.[1]

He is the son of Hasan Ceka, a prominent Albanian archeologist, who inspired Neritan to pursue a career in archaeology.[2]

Political career

Ceka was a founding member of the Democratic Party of Albania and has been active in politics since 1990.[2]

In 1992, Ceka left the Democratic Party following a conflict with the party's leader, Sali Berisha. Ceka founded the Democratic Alliance Party, which would go on to ally with the main opponent of the Democratic Party, the Socialist Party of Albania, in 1997. Ceka served as Minister of Internal Affairs from 27 July 1997 to 18 April 1998, in the government of Prime Minister Fatos Nano.[2]


He has written several books:

  • Apollonia: History and Monuments (ISBN 99943-672-5-0)
  • Arkeologjia: Greqia, Roma, Iliria with Muzafer Korkuti
  • Buthrotum: Its History and Monuments (ISBN 99927-801-2-6)
  • Butrint (ISBN 0-9535556-0-7)
  • Byllis: Its History and Monuments with Skender Mucaj (ISBN 99943-672-7-7)
  • Iliret (ISBN 99927-0-098-X)


  1. Q. Stafa High School website. "Historiku". Archived from the original on 2014-01-12.
  2. 1 2 3 Elsie, Robert (2004). Historical Dictionary of Albania. European Historical Dictionaries, No. 42. Oxford: Scarecrow Press. pp. 87–88.
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