Dacic reminds Cavusoglu of Turkish crimes against Serbs during 5 centuries

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BELGRADE- Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic on Wednesday described as utterly hypocritical the statements by Bosniak and Turkish politicians about Srebrenica that were aimed at Serbia, noting it was high time everyone realised Belgrade was ready for reconciliation, peace and building a common future, but that it would never let anyone humiliate Serbia.

Rather than attack Serbia, they should remember that the Serbian parliament adopted in 2010 a declaration condemning the Srebrenica crime, Dacic said in a written media statement.

Then Serbian president Boris Tadic, who was behind the concept of the declaration, told MPs at the time that he had coordinated its text with Haris Silajdzic, then a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency, and then Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Dacic noted.

It is a disgrace that, six years on, the Bosniaks and the Turks are lecturing Serbia, the only Balkan country that has passed a parliamentary declaration condemning a crime against another people, Dacic said.

“No one in the territory of the former Yugoslavia has ever passed any acts condemning the crimes against Serbs,” the minister said.

In response to Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, who has said Turkey could not sleep well while Bosnia was crying, Dacic said he would like to remind him of the Turkish crimes against the Serbs during the five centuries of Ottoman occupation.

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