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Travnik, Srednjobosanski Kanton/Kanton Središnja Bosna (Central Bosnia Canton), Federacija Bosne i Hercegovine, Bosnia and Herzegovina. October 2014.

Travnik was the seat of Ottoman governors (TR: vezir) between 1698-1850. Why it was decided to move out from Sarajevo is not known, but an Austrian raid that burned down the city in 1697 may have motivated the action. Some historians argue that the local Muslims chased the governor as a result of their efforts to assert themselves in matters of running the city and Bosnia in general. This is unlikely since Ottomans had no trouble collecting taxes and recruiting soldiers from their new base [1].

Travnik and its environs witnessed much brutality and ethnic cleansing in the Croat-Muslim War (June 1992-February 1994), as well as Serbian shelling during the early phase of Bosnian War

[1] R. J. Donia and J. V. A. Fine, Jr., Bosnia and Hercegovina: A Tradition Betrayed, New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.

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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory Detail:Bosnia and Herzegovina