Turks to repair Bridge in a “Turk-free” town
“He then forced me to bath with cold water and all the time he repeated: ‘Bath you Turk, bath’.Then he raped me.” – testimony by a raped Bosniak women.
Two years ago, Turkish Coorperation and Development Agency(TIKA) announced that it would finance the reconstruction of the Mehmed-pasa Sokolovic Bridge in Visegrad. This was welcomed by the SDS leadership in Visegrad and it’s Mayor Miladin Milicevic. TIKA Chairman Hakan Fidan, came to Visegrad, met with Visegrad’s Mayor and walked through Visegrad and across the Mehmed-pasa Sokolovic Bridge. Little did he know that Bosniaks not that long ago were murdered on that same stone for being “Turks”(NOTE: Serb Fascists used the term “Turk” for Bosniaks/Bosnian Muslims as a derogated term). Bosniak women in “Vilina Vlas” and in other rape centers were raped because they were “Turks”.
State Minister Beşir Atalay, accompanied by Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) Chairman Hakan Fidan, witnessed some emotional scenes on the Drina (Sokullu Mehmet Pasha) Bridge during a two-day visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Serbian authorities warmly welcomed the minister with the Turkish flag as he stepped into the Republic of Serbia. While there Atalay noted, “Protection of the heritage left by our ancestors is Turkey’s debt.”
At a press conference in Visegrad, where the Drina Bridge was constructed in 1577, stressing that bridges meant “civilization,” Atalay expressed his belief that the Drina Bridge would again bring people together, generating friendships and new loves. And referring to the city’s Serbian mayor, Atalay added, “Let this bridge cooperation bring what we wished for, and let it strengthen our friendship.” (Source)
The question is why would a SDS leadership after finally getting rid of “Turks” allow the “real” Turks to come to Visegrad and repair their Bridge. The answer is simple, Visegrad is a town abandoned by the SNSD leadership(led by Milorad Dodik) in Banja Luka. It’s only way out of the economic situation is through tourism. That is why they will except any possible donation from anyone including the Turks, they hate so much.