Erdoğan calls for revision of Bosnia peace accords
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called for a revision of the 1995 peace agreement that ended the Bosnian War, citing its failure to address the future of the former Yugoslav republic, AP reported.
Turkey’s strongman said the United Nations should take “a stronger step” in a possible revision of the international Dayton Accords, which established a complex government system designed along the ethnic divide after the 1992-95 war, in which 100,000 people died, during a news conference in Ankara with visiting Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.
The peace agreement set up two separate entities - the Bosniak-Croat Federation and Bosnian Serb Republic - overarched by a federal government and rotating presidency. However, the Bosnian Serb leaders often consider the possibility of seceding from what they see as a failed state.
Turkish influence in Bosnia and Herzegovina has increased in recent years amid a deepening trade and business relations between the two countries.
President Erdoğan held an election rally in Sarajevo in May of last year, which saw attendance from thousands.