Turkey will stand by Bosnian Muslims: Erdogan


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey is committed to working for the welfare of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Erdogan made the remarks during a closed-door meeting with representatives of Bosnian private companies in Istanbul, Turkey. News Daily Sabah.

The meeting was attended by Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu and Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin.

“We have been supporting Bosnia and Herzegovina without any discrimination for the preservation and stabilization of many cultural and ethnic identities,” he said.

Highlighting Turkey’s position on behalf of Muslims in the Bosnian war, Erdogan said Turkey would always stand by the Bosnian people “in a much stronger and different way”. Turkey’s development projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina will benefit not only Bosnians but also Serbs and Croats.

The Turkish president said that Turkey is reviewing the overall situation in the Balkans. Turkey considers every incident in the region as its own internal matter. In addition, Turkey is taking necessary steps to solve the problems in the region. And Turkey will always work for the welfare of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Balkans.

Erdogan said Turkey would not allow Bosnia to suffer as much as it did in the 1990s.

The Turkish president said that Turkey’s direct investment in Bosnia now exceeds 250 million. We are interested in boosting bilateral trade. Last year, despite the epidemic, it was 650 million.

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