October 13, 2007: The Bosnian
government reported that 1.02 million people have been returned to their homes
in Bosnia since the December 1995 peace accords took effect. Some 741,000
people have returned to the Muslim-Croat Federation territory, and 258,000 to
the Republika Srpska, while 21,000 people have resettled in Brcko (which is a
October 11, 2007: It is
diplomatic action for "extreme anger." The Turkish government told
its ambassador to the US to return to Turkey "for consultations." The
Turkish government is outraged that a US House of Representatives committee
approved a resolution which calls the World War One killings of Armenians a
"genocide." This is a really touchy issue in Turkey, where the
killings are considered the fault of the old Ottoman imperial government, which
was replaced in the 1920s by a radically new republican government. Moreover,
the killings are seen by most Turks as part of a civil war in which many ethnic
Turks died as well.
October 8, 2007: Two TV
stations in Serbia's Sandzak region were "disrupted" by attacks by
"masked men." The attacks were related to a political dispute among
Serbian Muslims that broke out after five Muslim leaders said they intended to
"depose" Serbia's senior Muslim imam because "he had
politicized" Serbia's Muslims.
September 26, 2007: The
International Red Cross reported that 17,882 people are still listed as
"missing" in the various Yugoslav "wars of devolution."
This includes the wars in Croatia, Bosnia, and Kosovo, with 13, 500 of the
missing in Bosnia. The Serbia-Croatia war (1991-95) has 2,386 listed as
missing. Kosovo has 2,047.