Srebrenica massacre

Candles Lit Outside Serbian Presidency to Commemorate Srebrenica

Activists from the Youth Initiative for Human Rights and other anti-war groups gathered in front of the Serbian presidency building on Sunday evening to light candles to commemorate victims of the genocide of Bosniaks from Srebrenica by Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995.

The activists also held up a banner with the slogan "It shouldn't happen to anyone again".

Turkey marks 26th anniversary of Srebrenica genocide

The Turkish president on July 11 commemorated the 26th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, voicing his sorrow and sympathy to the victims.

In a video message at the memorial ceremony to mark the massacre's anniversary in Bosnia, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Turkey will continue to stand with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Bosnians.

‘They Will Kill Us’: One Woman’s Story of Escape from Srebrenica

Velic had fled to Srebrenica with her husband and children after her home village of Pobudje, near Bratunac, had come under fire.

But when Bosnian Serb forces seized Srebrenica on July 11, 1995, she and her family had to flee again.

"I thought: 'People will not survive, they will kill us.' And so they did," she recalled.

In Serbia and Montenegro, Srebrenica is Still Politically Toxic

The protesters' slogan actually reflects the official stance of Serbia, which is to deny that the killings of more than 7,000 Bosniak men and boys from Srebrenica by Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995 and the expulsions of some 4,000 women, children and elderly people was genocide.