Bosnia, Peace and War: On the Trail of the Blue Butterflies

May 15, 2019

As KU GlobalAid, before we go to Bosnia for our second project, we will organize a seminar as a part of our “Peace and War” events to create awareness about Bosnia and consciousness about our project. The history of Bosnia and Herzegovina, its political and ethnic structure, Srebrenitza genocide and other slaughters are discussed by academics from Koç and Boğaziçi University as well as speakers from a TV series “Blue Butterflies” which was published on TRT 1 last year.

The seminar will be in Turkish.


  • Ümit Demiray – The project coordinator and scriptwriter of “Blue Butterflies”
  • Mehmet Ulay – Actor
  • Aydın Babuna – Academics from Boğaziçi University
  • Şener Aktürk – Academics from Koç University

In memory of Bosnia citizens who were killed in the middle of Europe, but far away from humanity and in front of the world…

Bosnia War began on April 6, 1992, and continued until September 14, 1995. 200,000 people got killed in three years and 2 million people migrated. According to the Red Cross, 312,000 people died in Bosnia.

Blue Butterflies: Mass graves where the massacred Muslims were buried in Bosnia, is still on the search. Most of the 370 mass graves, which were identified, were found while monitoring the “Blue Butterflies”. After the war, Bosnian people have always followed the blue butterflies.