Erdogan called Thaci on the phone and wished independence of Kosovo would yield positive results, and said Turkey attached importance to peace and stability of the Balkans.
Turkey was closely following the developments in the region, Erdogan said and stated that Turkey contributed to development of peace and stability in the Balkans.
The Turkish Prime Minister expressed belief that unity of all elements which constitute Kosovo (including Turks and Albanians) would strengthen the future of the country.
Kosovo declared independence from Serbia on Sunday. 90 percent of Kosovo's 2 million people are ethnic Albanian --most of them Muslims.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Şubat 2008, 19:14