Several historians have criticised the Serbian authorities after Chetnik movement leader Dragoslav 'Draza' Mihailovic's picture was displayed alongside that of Partisan leader Josip Broz Tito at a state-sponsored event at the National Theatre in Belgrade on Sunday to commemorate Victory Day in World War II.
A wreath laying ceremony was held in observance of May 9 at the Monument to the WWII Homeland Heroes, near the "Carol I" National Defense University in Bucharest, attended by Defense Minister Gabriel Les and acting Justice Minister Ana Birchall.
Turkey commemorated the 96th anniversary of the War of Independence on Aug. 30 Victory Day with celebrations, as politicians marked the day's importance and stressed their determination in protecting Turkey's independence.
The three leaders previously attended the Victory Day military parade in the Russian capital, organized every year on May 9 to mark victory over fascism in the Second World War.
The ceremony at the Kremlin Wall included the sounding of the national anthems of the three nations. Putin, Vucic, and Netanyahu also placed flowers at the memorials dedicated to Russia's Hero Cities.
?hsan Özkes, who became independent deputy after resigning from the Republican People?s Party (CHP) in late July, has caused controversy for praising the presidential palace with reference to the Prophet Muhammed, even though he criticized the same gargantuan edifice five months ago while also invoking the prophet.