On the 7th of February, 2014, protestors set fire to the presidency office in the Bosnian capital city of Sarejevo. Many historic documents stolen, while others were damaged by the fire.
Soon after the fire, Turkey’s Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) got hold of Shaban Zahirovic, the head of the Bosnian State Archives offering assistance. They were informed that as much as 60% of the documents were damaged or otherwise looted.
TIKA has taken on the responsibility to restore the Ottoman documents, and will work with Turkish experts to restore as much of the archives as possible.
It is said that “most of the Ottoman files remain intact, but much of the Austrian-Hungary period files were lost.”
Read more about the project, and check out pictures at http://www.worldbulletin.net/haber/128844/turkey-to-help-recover-lost-bosnian-archive-files.