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Turkey's Erdogan Wants Bosnia's Dayton Deal Changed

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Wednesday for the revision of Bosnia's 1995 Dayton Agreement in Ankara alongside Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic who was paying an official visit.

Erdogan wants agreement that ended war in Bosnia "revised"

This has been stated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a joint news conference in Ankara with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Turkey's Anadolu agency is reporting.

The agreement, negotiated in Dayton, Ohio in 1995, ended a three-year war in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

EU not fighting against Serbia or China - PM

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said this on Wednesday, Tanjug is reporting.

Brnabic added that she was not concerned over the (Chinese-owned) Smederevo steel mill and measures to be introduced by the European Commission.

"This is not about the EU fighting against Serbia or China," she noted.

UN Court Releases Convicted Bosnian Croat Leader

The UN court in the Hague granted early release to Valentin Coric, one of the six leaders of the unrecognised Bosnian Croat statelet of Herzeg-Bosnia who were convicted for war crimes during 1992-1994.

Dodik to meet with Putin during his visit to Serbia

Dodik, the chairman of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Presidency, also assessed that Putin's visit to Serbia on Thursday will be "a clear symbol and message of peace, friendship and support for Serbia and the Serb people as a whole."

Haradinaj wants to go to US; reportedly hits snag with visa

However, Haradinaj has not been granted a visa to enter the US, which he requested earlier "in order to participate in a conference on the Balkans" - and the reason for the refusal are Pristina's trade barriers targeting goods from (central) Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Al Jazeera Balkans reported late on Monday.

Serbian president receives Serb Republic's prime minister

On that occasion, Vucic said that Serbia, as a true friend and trusted partner, will always be a strong support for the RS, the Serb entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

"Serbia will always, respecting the Dayton agreement, support various infrastructure and other projects in the RS, as well as joint work to foster our cultural and spiritual ties," Vucic emphasized.

Croatian Diplomat Recalled for 'Attending Bosnian Serb Celebration'

The Croatian foreign ministry said on Thursday that it will investigate whether its ambassador in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ivan Del Vechio, attended celebrations of the disputed Bosnian Serb 'statehood day' in Banja Luka, the administrative centre of Republika Srpska, on January 9.

Bosnian Serbs Stage Parade for Disputed ‘Statehood’ Holiday

A parade of police officers, firefighters, civil protection force members and Russian bikers was held in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska to mark its disputed ‘statehood’ day, again sparking condemnation from Bosniaks.

"Bosnian with links to Serb" caught with 1.5 tons of cocaine

Among those arrested is a citizen of Bosnia-Herzegovina who is considered to be one of the most important members of the gang, the daily said, citing South American media.

According to these reports, his name is Smail Sikalo, and he is associated with a group dubbed "America" - led by Serbs.