Dutch ruling on Srebrenica positive but incomplete, Presidential Spox Kalın says

Published 29.06.2017 17:31
Updated 29.06.2017 17:34
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Turkey sees the court ruling holding the Dutch government partially liable for the murder of over 300 Muslims in Srebrenica massacre as a positive, but incomplete step, Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said Thursday.

Referring to Srebrenica as "the most shameful crime against humanity in Europe's recent history," Kalın said that the ruling has confirmed the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) ruling saying that genocide had occurred at Srebrenica.

"However, both rulings indicate that the necessary confrontation with this major crime against humanity has not been made as only the people on duty in Srebrenica are held responsible" Kalın said.

The presidential aide noted that it is necessary to take faster, more effective and just steps must be taken to soothe the pain of Bosnian mothers, fathers, children, brothers and loved ones of those killed in Srebrenica.

He added that the punishment of perpetrators is significant to prevent such tragedies from occurring in the future in Europe.

On Tuesday, A Dutch appeals court ruled that the Netherlands was partially responsible for the 1995 killings of some 300 Muslims by Bosnian Serb forces.

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