Kartal Municipality organized a commemoration program for the 27th anniversary of the Serbian army’s invasion of Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina and massacre of more than 8 thousand Bosnian civilians.
The commemoration program held in front of the Srebrenica Bosniak Genocide Monument in Kartal Square; Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputies Akif Hamzaçebi and Yüksel Özkan, CHP Istanbul Provincial Chairman Canan Kaftancıoğlu and the Provincial Administration, Kartal Deputy Mayor Mustafa Oktay Aksu, Kartal Deputy Mayors and many Assembly Members, President of Anatolian Side Bosnia-Sancak Association Erdoğan Erden and representatives of many non-governmental organizations.
The commemoration program started with a moment of silence for Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and all martyrs and the National Anthem. In the continuation of the program, a documentary about the events of the Srebrenica Genocide was screened.
“WE ARE WITH OUR BOSNIA BROTHERS”
Speaking at the commemoration program, Kartal Deputy Mayor Mustafa Oktay Aksu said, “As the Kartal Municipality family, we are always with our Bosnian brothers. Today, we organize and attach great importance to these commemoration programs so that the same suffering does not happen again. In world politics, we have to be very careful and take our measures accordingly so that similar sufferings do not occur in the same geography. Once again, we commemorate our compatriots who lost their lives in Bosnia with mercy and wish patience to their grieving families. used the phrases.
KAFTANCIOĞLU: TO REMEMBER, TO RESIST
Speaking in the continuation of the program, CHP Istanbul Provincial Chair Canan Kaftancıoğlu emphasized that she came especially to commemorate the Srebnitsa Genocide, “You don’t have to be a Bosniak to commemorate and understand the Srebrenica Genocide. You just need to be human. But just being human is not enough. We also have responsibilities as human beings. To remember is to resist” said.
CHP Deputy Yuksel Ozkan “Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the greatest citizen of the Balkan Turks, established a basic foreign policy regarding foreign Turks after establishing the Republic. CHP has always defended this basic foreign policy and accepted it as a political legacy. he said.
“THE BLACK OF THE 20TH CENTURY”
CHP Deputy Akif Hamzaçebi stated that the Srebrenica Genocide was one of the darkest events of the 20th century. “This genocide, which took place before the eyes of Europe, in front of those countries called the civilized world, is the sad history of the Bosnians. At that time, the European Union was established and millions of people were described as living in peace. said.
At the end of the commemoration program, the participants left carnations at the Bosniak Genocide Monument in Srebrenica. On the other hand, he took photos in front of the shoes that were left to represent 8,372 people who lost their lives in the genocide.