Alija Izetbegović’s last interview by Akif Emre

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Here is the last interview of Alija Izetbegović before he died. Akif Emre interviewed the Bosnian legendary leader.

Akif Emre: Before you struggle as an intellectual and a political leader, I think that understanding to continue your life style is going to help us to understand a lot of things better. So, can we start with talking about what kind of family you were brought up? What kind of historical and cultural heritage was the family you were brought up reflecting?

Alija Izetbegović : In order to make atmospehere that I was brought up clear, I would like to start with the story of a child with the same name “Alija” as me. The story of a child who is going to marry a Turkish girl when he grows up. At the end of the 19th century while completing his military service in Uskudar, he married a girl whose name was “Sıdıka”19. He got five sons. One of his sons was my deceased father, Mustafa. Till 1927,after the Turks withdrew from Baghdat, we moved to the city Bosnaski Samats where the Muslims lived condensed. DEVAMI>>>…

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Yazanemreakif on October 25, 2007