(MENAFN- AzerNews) Türkiye provided technical equipment on Sunday to the Movement
of Mothers of Srebrenica and Zepa Enclaves, an activist association
representing 6,000 survivors who lost family members in the 1995
Srebrenica genocide, Azernews reports, citing
The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) equipped
the association's office with modern technology.
Munira Subasic, the president of the association, said the
projects carried out by TIKA in every field in Bosnia and
Herzegovina and the support it gave them are very important for
The office carries out activities at the national and
international level to commemorate the victims of the genocide,
raise awareness in the international community and return displaced
people to their lands.
It was founded in 1996 by mothers who lost their spouses and
children after the Srebrenica genocide, in which over 8,000 Bosnian
Muslim men and boys were killed in the town, which the UN had
declared a "safe area."
The Bosniak Muslims were killed when Bosnian Serb forces
attacked Srebrenica in July 1995, despite the presence of Dutch
Serb forces were trying to wrest territory from Bosnian Muslims
and Croats to form a state.
The UN Security Council declared Srebrenica a "safe area" in the
spring of 1993. But troops led by Gen. Ratko Mladic overran the UN
zone. He was later found guilty of war crimes, crimes against
humanity and genocide.
Dutch troops failed to act as Serb forces occupied the area,
killing 2,000 men and boys on July 11, 1995 alone.
About 15,000 residents of Srebrenica fled to the surrounding
mountains, but Serb troops hunted them down and killed 6,000 more
The bodies of victims have been found in 570 areas across the
In 2007, the International Court of Justice at The Hague ruled
that a genocide had been committed in Srebrenica.
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