Serbia–Turkey relations

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Serbian–Turkish relations
Map indicating locations of Serbia and Turkey



Serbian–Turkish relations are foreign relations between Serbia and Turkey. Serbia has an embassy in Ankara and a consulate-general in Istanbul. Turkey has an embassy in Belgrade. Both countries are full members of the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) and the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC).


In June 2009, the two countries signed a free trade agreement.[1]

Modern relations[edit]

Turkish Defense Minister Vecdi Gönül and Serbian Defense Minister Dragan Šutanovac met in Ankara on 12 May 2009 to sign a defence cooperation agreement. Gönül stated that, “Although we do not have a common border, we see Serbia as a neighbour,” and, “Turkey desires to maintain and improve its relations with Serbia the most, among all the other Balkan states.” Šutanovac confirmed that, “There are a lot of things to do in this field,”[2] and, “We are thinking of taking some initiatives in the defense industry together, like co-production in Turkey or Serbia.”[3]

Turkish President Abdullah Gül paid a visit to Serbia on 26 October 2009, and became the first Turkish President to visit Serbia since 1986.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Turkey, Serbia Sign Free Trade Agreement
  2. ^ "Turkey, Serbia sign deal on defense industry ties". Today’s Zaman. 2009-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Serbian defense minister: War with Kosovo not possible". Today’s Zaman. 2009-05-14. 
  4. ^ "Gül Becomes The First Turkish President to Visit Serbia in 23 Years". TurkishNY. 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 

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