Turkey Will Not Allow New Conflicts to Emerge in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Turkey Will Not Allow New Conflicts to Emerge in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Turkey Will Not Allow New Conflicts to Emerge in Bosnia and Herzegovina

International Military - Bosnia-Herzegovina plays a key role in regional stability and Turkey will not allow a new conflict. This was stated by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Saturday (18/6/2022). Cavusoglu's remarks were made at a joint press conference with his Bosnian counterpart Jasmina Turkovic in the capital Sarajevo.

"Bosnia and Herzegovina are in a key position in terms of regional stability. Therefore, we cannot allow a new conflict here in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Everyone should act responsibly in this regard," Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by Anadolu Agency.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wishes to hold the trilateral Türkiye-Bosnia Herzegovina-Serbia summit at a relevant time, Cavusoglu said. "During our contacts in Belgrade, we saw that the Serbian authorities were also ready for this summit, as were Mr (Serbian President Aleksandar) Vucic," he continued.

Cavusoglu on Wednesday met his Serbian counterpart Nikola Selakovic in Belgrade. They exchanged views on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina.

Cavusoglu reiterated Türkiye's strong support for Bosnia Herzegovina and the region. "We will continue to strongly support the sovereignty, territorial integrity and stability of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as we have done so far," he said. “We will continue our efforts for the stability and inclusive development of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We think this effort will contribute positively to the well-being of all countries in the region," Cavusoglu continued.

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Turkovic, for his part, said Cavusoglu's visit came at an important moment for Bosnia and the visit was an indication of the continuity of relations based on mutual respect.

The stability and development of Bosnia Herzegovina is the key to the stability of the whole region, said Turkovic. Cavusoglu is currently on a tour of the Balkans. So far, he has visited Serbia, North Macedonia and Croatia, and his next destination is Kosovo.

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