An appropriate program was held in the Turkish capital Ankara to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, reports Anadolu.
At the beginning of the program held in the Etimesgut Historical Museum, a video was shown about the crime of genocide in Srebrenica committed in 1995.
In his address, Deputy Minister of Education Kemal Samlioglu recalled the words of the first president of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the late Alija Izetbegović, that one should never forget the genocide because in that case it could happen again.
The Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Ankara, Adis Alagić, pointed out that it is very important to honor the victims of the genocide and support the survivors.
“They need all kinds of support. When our voice is heard in Turkey, it means that it is also heard in the world. I thank you for commemorating the genocide in Srebrenica every year and for preserving the memory of the victims,” said Alagić, adding that he should never laugh. forget the number 8372, that is, the number killed in the genocide in Srebrenica.
The mayor of Etimesgut, Enver Demirel, pointed out that with this program at the History Museum, they want to strongly condemn the genocide in Srebrenica and pay tribute to the victims.
“It is very important to educate our next generations wisely. This is precisely the goal of this History Museum. This is a university, a school at the same time,” said Demirel.
Among the 30 people who will be buried this year at the collective funeral on July 11, there are four minors. The youngest victim to be buried this year is Elvir Salčinović, a boy who was 15 years old when he was killed. He was killed in the area of Baljkovica, and his remains were exhumed from the Liplje mass grave near Zvornik in 2001. It was identified in 2011. He will find his final peace with his father Turabija and brother Almir, who were buried in Potočari in 2003 and 2011, respectively.
The oldest victim who will be buried is Nezir Muminović, who was 65 years old when he was killed. His remains were exhumed in 2007 in the area of Kamenica.
In the cemetery of the Srebrenica Memorial Center – Potočari, 6,721 victims of the genocide committed by the then Army of the Republika Srpska under the command of convicted war criminal Ratko Mladić against the Bosniaks in 1995 in Srebrenica have been buried. About 1,000 victims of the genocide are still being sought.
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