Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay paid tribute to the victims of the Srebrenica genocide, the largest tragedy in modern European history.
In his post on social media, Oktay recalled the words of the first President of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Alija Izetbegovic: “Whatever you do, do not forget about the genocide. Because the forgotten genocide is being repeated. “
“On the 26th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, I respectfully honor the memory of our 8,372 Bosnian brothers,” wrote the Vice President of Turkey, wishing the souls of the victims of the genocide to rest.
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.
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