English Haber Girişi : 24 Şubat 2014 14:44

Turkey unveils monument to Srebrenica genocide victims

A monument to the victims of Srebrenica genocide has been unveiled in the city of Adana in Turkey.

City administrators, Bosnia and Herzegovina's ambassador to Ankara and citizens participated to the opening ceremony of the monument, which is built by the Municipality of Adana in the memory of 8372 Bosnian Muslims massacred by Serbian forces in July 1995.

Addressing a ceremony to unveil the monument, Deputy Mayor Zihni Aldırmaz said that the monument will exclaim the reaction of Bosnians and Turks living in Adana to whole world. "To prevent similar incidents to take place, we should not let the past to be forgotten. People who visit this area, will see the monument of 'blue butterflies' and remember what happened. Whole city supported building of this memorial. This monument is actually a sign of love, respect and union" said he.

Bosnia and Herzegovina's ambassador to Ankara, Damir Dzanko said that the memorial will strengthen the friendship between Turkey and Bosnia.


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