6th death anniversary of 'Wise King Alija' marked in Bosnia, Turkey

Thousands of Bosnians gathered to mark 6th anniversary of the death of Alija Izetbegovic in Sarajevo.

6th death anniversary of 'Wise King Alija' marked in Bosnia, Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

Thousands of Bosnians gathered to mark 6th anniversary of the death of Alija Izetbegovic in Sarajevo as Turkish people planned to organise an event for first Bosnian president.

Alija Izetbegovic was one of the most important state ministers and thinkers. Alija, called "wise king", lived as an great example to both his nation and the rest of the world.

Bayrampasa Municipality of Istanbul will hold on Tuesday a panel on Wednesday.

Wellknown Turkish academicians and professors will attend the panel, including Prof. Dr. Huseyin Hatemi, Prof. Dr. Bedr Gencer and Hayri Karabasoglu.

A Bosnian analyst said that there was a threat of disappearance of Bosniak people and the State of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the beginning of the aggression in 1992 when a global breakdown of a communist system and dissolution of the joint state occured.

Kasım Trnka, Prof. Dr., Bosnia Herzegovina Constitutional Court Chairman)
said that "A successful defense of the country was organized under the most difficult circumstances. In parallel, a diplomatic fight was ongoing under extremely unfavorable relations of international forces. After the establishment of the unjust peace, the fight for democratic and sustainable Bosnia and Herzegovina has followed. Under all those dramatic circumstances, Alija Izetbegovic was in a position of a state and national leader."

Last year, another Turkish municipality, held the International Alija Izetbegovic Symposium in Holiday Inn Istanbul Airport Hotel.

Turkey announced to grant 50,000 Euro for the completion of the construction Izetbegovic museum the last high-level official visit to Ssrajevo.

Last week, Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoglu visited the museum being constructed near the grave. Upon learning that the completion of the construction was delayed due to lack of funds, Davutoglu ordered Turkish officials to grant.

Bosnia's Orthodox Serbs attacked on Muslim Bosniaks and Catholic Croats in Europe's worst conflict since World War Two from 1992 to 1995, in which 100,000 people died most of them were Muslims. The country is divided into two rival halves -- the Muslim-Croat federation and the Serb Republic.

The war of Bosnian Serbs in Balkan country killed at least 100,000 people, most of them Muslims, and more than two million homeless.
Last Mod: 25 Kasım 2009, 16:09
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