Erdogan Pays Tribute to Srebrenica Victims

During a visit to Serbia Tuesday, July 9, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid tribute to the victims of the July 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Thousands of people, including Erdogan, attended a commemoration ceremony in Sarajevo before the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the worst mass killing in Europe since World War II.

The ceremony in front of the Bosnian presidency building in the capital honored 33 newly identified victims of the July 11-22, 1995 massacre. Their remains will be buried at a memorial site near Srebrenica at a formal ceremony on Thursday.

More than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed in and around the U.N.-protected enclave by Bosnian Serb troops during the civil war in July 1995. Most of the victims’ remains were found in mass graves near Srebrenica, but more than 1,000 are still considered missing.