Congressman Turner released the following statement to announce that he will represent Dayton, Ohio during the 20th  anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords in Bosnia as part of bipartisan delegation.

 “I am honored to represent Dayton on this historic day. Twenty-years ago, Dayton helped to change the course of history and I believe we must continue our commitment to peace. I have asked Secretary Kerry to take action to address the political crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina by calling for a Dayton Peace Accords II to address the challenges the region continues to face.” 

Today, Congressman Turner sent a letter to Secretary Kerry expressing his support for the U.S. to lead a call for a Dayton Peace Accords II. He previously wrote to Secretary Clinton in 2010 and 2011 encouraging a strong U.S. role in unresolved issues throughout the region.

In November of 1995, Mr. Turner served as the Mayor of Dayton, leaders of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia convened at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in an attempt to halt conflicts that began in Bosnia and Herzegovina in April of 1992.  After almost a month of negotiations, a peace settlement, known as the Dayton Peace Accords, was reached, ending the conflict that threatened to destabilize Europe, and resulted in the death of approximately 250,000 people, and the displacement of more than 2,000,000 men, women, and children.


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