During the Bosnian War, Deputy Prime Minister Hakiye Torelic, who was shot dead by Serbian soldiers, is commemorated at his grave on the 30th anniversary of his death.
The Turelik family and their former colleagues, Sadik Babur Vergen, the Turkish ambassador to Sarajevo, and the military attache, Colonel Mustafa Sitki Tatar, attended the ceremony, which took place at the Torelik mausoleum in the courtyard of the Ali Pasha Mosque.
At the ceremony, a minute’s silence was observed and prayers were said for the Torailek and Bosnians who lost their lives in the war.
One of Torelik’s close friends, Midhat Branković, referred to the 30th anniversary of Torelik’s death and said, “I was a close associate of him from 1971 until his death. Hakiye was first and foremost a great man.” He said.
One of the participants, Besir Hadzialcevich, expressed his grief on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Torelek’s death.
Torelek was stopped by Serbian soldiers on January 8, 1993, while returning from Sarajevo airport in a UN armored vehicle, and was shot dead.
Later, the former Serbian soldier Goran Vasic, who was on trial for the murder of Torrailic, was released.
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