Turkish president condoles with quake-hit Croatia

The Turkish president on Dec. 29 extended his condolences to his Croatian counterpart over a magnitude 6.3 earthquake.

According to a statement from the Turkish Directorate of Communications, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a phone call with Zoran Milanovic.

Erdoğan stated that Turkey is ready to provide search and rescue teams and all the help that may be needed.

Five earthquake victims; "This is like Hiroshima"; Serbia offers help

According to the EMSC, the earthquake was 6.3 on the 46 kilometers from Zagreb. There are five victims in Croatia.
The earthquake was felt in our country, but also in the region - it was reported in Banja Luka, Zagreb, Vukovar and Split.
After the first, another earthquake followed, which was weaker - 4.5 degrees.
The quakes also hit North Macedonia and Greece.

Second Round of Quakes in Year Cause Panic in Croatia

After a severe earthquake struck the Croatian capital Zagreb in March this year, another series of slightly smaller quakes hit the country south of the capital on Monday.

The strongest one with a magnitude of 5 on the Richter scale had its epicenter some 12 kilometres southwest of Sisak, 60 km south of Zagreb.

Croatia Acquits Serb Ex-Fighter of Killing Married Couple

Zagreb County Court on Monday acquitted former Serb fighter Slobodan Mutic of killing two Croatian civilians, Stjepan and Paula Cindric, during the war in 1992 in the town of Petrinja.

Another former Serb fighter, Dragan Perencevic, who was tried in absentia for the same crime, was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Croatia to Open Care Centres for War Veterans

The Croatian Veterans' Affairs Ministry and local authorities in the towns of Daruvar, Petrinja, Sinj and Sibenik signed agreements on Monday to set up new centres for people who fought in the 1991-95 war.

The centres in the four towns will provide care and assistance, basic physical rehabilitation and sporting, recreational and educational activities for Croatian veterans.

Croatia Veterans Threaten To Block Roads Over Asylum Centre

War Veterans in Croatia have warned they will set up road blocks if the government revives plans to locate a centre for asylum seekers in the small rural town of Petrina, about 60 kilometres southeast of Zagreb.

"We do not give up on our requests … If you do not meet them, we'll see you on the state roads on May 26, 2019," the War Veterans of Petrinja wrote on Thursday.

Croat Veterans Accused of Silencing Serbian Songs

Croatia's Serbian National Council, SNV, and the Serbian cultural association "Prosvjeta" - joint organisers of the Ojkaca Singing Festival in the town of Petrinja, due on August 25, have written on Wednesday to UNESCO's Cultural Heritage Protection Committee, accusing Croatian veteran organisations of trying to prevent the event.