Ibrahim Kalin, a spokesperson for the Turkish president, has told a Belgrade daily that Recep Erdogan’s visit to Serbia went in “an extraordinary atmosphere.”
Kalin, whom Blic says is the only politician authorized to speak on behalf of Erdogan, assessed that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic was well prepared for the visit of the Turkish delegation, and showed warmth and hospitality – pointing out as very important that the two presidents visited Novi Pazar and met with the Muslim community there.
As he pointed out, this shows that attention is being paid to the Muslim community in Serbia. “Serbia is opening up towards its citizens, but also towards the world and Europe. In this context, Serbian-Turkish relations will gain new momentum,” said Kalin.
He added that during the visit of the Turkish delegation, they also discussed “the call for a dialogue on Kosovo,” and said Turkey “supports and encourages Vucic to continue talks between Belgrade and Pristina.”
“Such problems require time, leadership, patience, wisdom… and I see it on both sides, Serbia and Kosovo,” Kalin told the newspaper, adding that this was “a regional issue that is important for both Serbia and the region.”