Over the last nine months, Turkish efforts have generated a deterrent effect on attempts by around 850,000 illegal migrants to reach the EU. While we are committed to stemming irregular crossings in the Aegean, the EU has made promises on a wide range of issues, such as visa liberalisation, financial assistance for Syrians in Turkey, the launch of a resettlement programme and Customs Union, and accession negotiations. However, an important part of the EU’s commitments still awaits action
With an official reception Belgrade’s hotel Hyatt, the Turkish Embassy celebrated Victory Day, and the ambassador of that country, H.E. Mehmet Kemal Bozay, said that “this summer Turkey faced a struggle to defend modern Turkey from attack”.
Between the strong and friendly states of Turkey and Serbia, there is always room to enhance relations in all fields. Even though we do not share a common border, our good neighbourly relations improve every day on the basis of dynamics that bring our two countries closer together