Turkey disappointed over Russia’s Srebrenica veto

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu comments on Russia’s veto of UN Security Council resolution on Srebrenica genocide as disappointing

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Updated Jul 28, 2015

Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu interpreted Russia’s veto of a UN Security Council resolution on the 1995 Srebrenica genocide as disappointing on Friday in Croatia.

In the last year of Bosnian war 1995, 8,000 Muslim men and boys who were killed within four days in July 1995 by Bosnian Serb death units as they took control of the town of Srebrenica, which had been put under the protection of UN troops as a designated “safe area.”

Russia, one of the permanent members of the UN Security Council did not accept the resolution and restained the genocide being recognised on Wednesday.

The UK proposed the resolution recognising the massacre of more than 8,000 men and boys as genocide in UN Security Council days before the 20th anniversary of the genocide.

Going to Croatia for participating into 10th Croatia Forum, Cavusoglu stated that Russia’s veto was disappointing and added “Even though it has been 20 years since the genocide, it is remembered as if it was happened short time ago and underlined that kind of events should not be faced anymore”

Cavusoglu underlined the necessity of regulations in the UN Security Council as he claimed repeatedly before, speaking to the national television of the country, HTR.

TRTWorld and agencies