Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina

By Djermana SETA and Sehija DEDOVIC During the previous century, at the beginning of 90s, Bosnia and Herzegovina like several other countries of the Balkans came into a period of political and economic transition. Unfortunately unlike many of them BiH was attacked and under aggression which lasted from 1992 to 1995 during which the country was totally devastated. Harsh economic situation during war, and post-war transition period forced the inhabitants of BiH, to become preoccupied with finding the ways for survival. Furthermore, re-traditionalisation combined with ethnic and nationalistic divisions influenced…

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A Memory from Afghanistan to Bosnia and What It Makes Us Think

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Prof. Ahmet Davutoğlu shared a memory in a speech he made in a symposium: “I went to Afghanistan for an official meeting.  After one to one and delegation meetings, I visited some of the cities and governors with the president of TIKA and my aides. In these visits, I came across almost always with the same picture: After the greetings, the governors immediately get down to their real intention and start complaining about the insufficiencies and have some demands from us. One of the…

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The Family Structure in the Balkans

Muslims of the Balkans The topic of this article is Muslim family in the Balkans with a focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina. For the purposes of this article the term Balkans will be used to denote this region, although due to negative connotations that this term gained throughout the years the term Southeast Europe has become increasingly popular. Sometimes the term Western Balkans is used as well. Each of these terms for the most of the world include, with certain alternations, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia,…

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