The statement of the Bosnian member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bakir Izetbegovic that his country should recognize Kosovo’s independence does not seem to be entirely true. At least this is what Izetbegovic said in a reaction published by the Bosnian media.
Izetbegovic said that the interview for the German agency Deutsche Welle has been intentionally distorted by the Serbian news portal Tanjug, which, according to Izetbegovic, misquoted him and drew the statement out of context. "This medium has distorted the essence of the statement," says a press release issued by Izetbegovic’s Office. According to Izetbogovic, instead of correcting this "fake news" Tanjug continued to deceive the public “with new lies.” The Presidency explains that the purpose of this media is to worsen relations between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. The German daily Deutsche Welle recently quoted Izetbegovic as saying that "Kosovo should have been be recognized by now but this requires a state-level consensus.” When asked if Serbia would recognize Kosovo at one point, Izetbegovic said, "I hope so."