Erdogan wants agreement that ended war in Bosnia "revised"

"The Dayton Agreement must be revised, because it has become clear that it didn't bring a solution for Bosnia-Herzegovina's future."

Source: Tanjug
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(Tanjug/AP, file)
(Tanjug/AP, file)

This has been stated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a joint news conference in Ankara with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Turkey's Anadolu agency is reporting.

The agreement, negotiated in Dayton, Ohio in 1995, ended a three-year war in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The Turkish agency reported on its website that Erdogan also said the United Nations should take a stronger step regarding Bosnia-Herzegovina and a possible revision of the Dayton Agreement.

Erdogan, among other things, also spoke about Zeljko Komsic becoming the Croat member of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina - whose election, Anadolu noted, caused Croatia to express its dissatisfaction, even at the European Parliament.

"We respect the electoral will of the citizens of Bosnia-Herzegovina and I want to emphasize the importance of solidarity and unity of all peoples in this country," Erdogan said.

The Turkish president added that the peoples in Bosnia-Herzegovina "should look at each other with the eyes of peace, and their country should help them in that."

The Turkish agency said that Erdogan also spoke about the Turkey-Bosnia-Herzegovina-Croatia trilateral, to say that it would be possible to talk about this in more detail after authorities have been formed in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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