Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Turkey opens Consulate General in Serbia’s Novi Pazar

Turkey has inaugurated the Consulate General in Serbia's Novi Pazar in Sancak, a province where Muslim Bosniac people make up a good portion of the population, in an indication of further improvement of ties between Ankara and Belgrade.


Afghan Disaster Holds Lessons for Western Policy in Balkans

For 20 years, counterterrorism has been the overarching priority of US national security policy.

And at its heart was Afghanistan. Intervention was meant to be an example of solidarity and determination of allies, confident in the righteousness of their cause.

Erdogan: The condition is for Serbs, Bosniaks and Croats to unite

Asked what role Turkey will play in Bosnia-Herzegovina, upon returning from visits to Montenegro and BiH, Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul that "Turkey will be present if Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats in Bosnia-Herzegovina unite and say they want to give Turkey such a task".
As N1 BiH reported, he said that the members of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina should decide on that.

Milanovic: You wouldn't believe it

Croatian President Zoran Milanovic said that the Dayton Agreement, whose guarantors are Croatia and Serbia, did not fail, but, he pointed out, it was not respected.

Focus on future of Europe at Bled Strategic Forum

Ljubljana/Bled – The annual Bled Strategic Forum (BSF), Slovenia’s pre-eminent foreign-policy conference, will take place in Bled on Wednesday and Thursday. The conference discussions will focus on the future of Europe and will feature the most high-level line-up of senior officials to date.

Slovenia must allow deported Cameroonian to return, Dnevnik reports

Ljubljana – The Supreme Court has ruled that Slovenia must allow a Cameroonian asylum seeker who was deported from Slovenia twice to enter the country and request asylum status in what is a landmark decision. The Cameroonian is currently in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The court’s decision is final and no appeals are possible, the daily Dnevnik reported on Saturday.

Evacuation of Turks from Kabul done in less than 48 hours: Minister

Turkish personnel and all Turkish citizens who wish to leave the country have been evacuated from Afghanistan's capital Kabul in a span of less than 48 hours, Turkey's national defense minister announced on Aug. 28.


Turkey, Montenegro target $250 mln trade volume: Erdoğan

Turkey and Montenegro set a $250 million trade volume target, the visiting Turkish president said on Aug. 28. 


Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic in the city of Cetinje, the former royal capital of Montenegro.

Turkey would not benefit from conflict between terror groups in Afghanistan: Erdoğan

Turkey has pulled out all its civilians and military from Afghanistan except for a small number of technicians, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Aug. 28.


"We transported our citizens to our country. Currently we have a small number of technical elements. Apart from this, we have withdrawn all our teams," Erdoğan told a news conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

World leader revisiting Balkans PHOTO

This visit is more personal than business visit.
Erdogan paid a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina on the day of the marriage of Bakir Izetbegovic's daughter.


Immediately upon his arrival in Sarajevo, Erdogan went to the grave of the Bosniak leader Alija Izetbegovi, at the Kovai cemetery.

Turkish President Visits Bosnia, Montenegro to Boost Trade

Erdogan at a ruling party congress in March 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/TURKISH PRESIDENT PRESS OFFICE.

Turkish public broadcaster TRT reported that Erdogan will also open a mosque in Sarajevo's old town that was restored by Turkish General Directorate for Foundations.

Bosnia Must Counter Russia’s Cultivation of Far-Right Extremists

Russia engages a range of actors and tools across the Western Balkans, ranging from official diplomats to friendly oligarchs, and from informal radical groups to leading media outlets.

This effort is aided by common languages among several former Yugoslav states, which makes it easier to generate regional support for far-right groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Cases Closed: Deaths of Ageing Balkan War Suspects Thwart Justice

When the trial of a group of Serb fighters accused of the abductions and killings of passengers who were seized from a train in Bosnia during the war in 1993 continues at Belgrade Higher Court next month, there will be one fewer defendant in the dock.

Covid-19: Bulgaria Has over 2.5 Million Vaccines in Stock

There are nearly 5.5 million doses of vaccines delivered in Bulgaria out of the four approved for use.

This was stated to BNT by Bogdan Kirilov, director of the Executive Agency for Medicines.

He noted that supplies and quantities received were more for mRNA vaccines.