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Ottoman legacy of Mostar Bridge: 20 years of resurgence

Standing gracefully over the Neretva River in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Mostar Bridge, often referred to as the “Ottoman necklace,” has been a symbol of resilience for 20 years since its reconstruction. Described as “unique” by Ottoman explorer Evliya Celebi, this historic bridge was destroyed during the war in 1993 but was revived in 2004, spearheaded by Türkiye.