First Turkish Center inaugurated in Serbia / PHOTO

Turkish PM Erdogan joined Serbian President Tadic on Monday to inaugurate the Turkish Culture Center in Novi Pazar, a predominantly Muslim town.

First Turkish Center inaugurated in Serbia / PHOTO

 

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined Serbian President Boris Tadic on Monday to inaugurate the Turkish Culture Center in Novi Pazar, a predominantly Muslim town in south of Serbia.

At his arrival to Novi Pazar, following talks in Belgrade, Erdogan was welcomed by a crowd holding red and white Turkish flags and chanting slogans supportive of Turkey and the Turkish prime minister.

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Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Serbian President Tadic said that the opening of Turkish Culture Center was an indication of intensified cooperation between Turkey and Serbia.

Tadic described relations as "special" and said Turkey's role in the Balkans was very important.

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On his part, Erdogan said that Serbia was a key country in the region and added that the cultural center inaugurated Monday was a reflection of the "bridge between the hearts" of two nations.

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Following the inauguration ceremony, Erdogan and Tadic wandered the streets of Novi Pazar and greeted people of the town. Later, the two statesmen had a luncheon which was also attended by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, State Ministers Egemen Bagis and Faruk Celik, Labor Minister Omer Dincer and President of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) Mevlut Cavusoglu.

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