Türkiye provides technical equipment to Srebrenica activist association
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.
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 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.