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Erdogan: Turkey was, is and will be next to Bosnia and Herzegovina

For Bosnia and Herzegovina, the stability of each region is important, and the stability of Bosnia and Herzegovina is important for the whole of Europe, in particular for the Balkan Peninsula.

This was stated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his video message to the participants of the ceremony in memory of the victims of the genocide in Srebrenica.

The head of state stressed that Turkey will not allow the genocide in Srebrenica, a black spot in the history of Europe and all mankind, to be overshadowed.

“Turkey was, is and will be next to Bosnia and Herzegovina and the brotherly Bosnian people,” Erdogan said.

Genocide in Srebrenica

On July 11, 1995, Serbian units under the command of Ratko Mladic entered Srebrenica, declared a “safe zone” by the UN.

Serbian units brutally massacred at least 8,372 unarmed Muslims, including women and children.

The slain Bosniaks were buried in mass graves.

The International Court of Justice of the United Nations in 2007 recognized the events in Srebrenica as an act of genocide.

On November 22, 2017, the International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague sentenced former commander of the Bosnian Serb forces Ratko Mladic to life imprisonment, having found him guilty of committing genocide and crimes against humanity.

On 8 June this year, the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IOMUT) upheld the life sentence against the “Bosnian butcher” Ratko Mladic.

The Appeals Chamber of the Tribunal in The Hague confirmed the sentence to Mladic.

The Anadolu Agency’s website publishes in a shortened form . .(HAS).

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