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Turkey’s ‘Sultan’ Unites Feuding Balkan Leaders in Admiration

Ankara sees Serbia as key to the region:

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE/ANDREJ CUKIC

A decade ago, in 2008, the annual trade volume between Serbia and Turkey was worth only about 340 million US dollars.

Turkey accuses France’s Macron of ‘trying to divide Syria’

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has accused France of leading efforts to disintegrate Syria as it tried to do so in Iraq in response to French President Emmanuel Macron's insistent calls on the Turkish government to immediately cease its cross-border operation into Syrian territories.

Bosnia Cancels Four Turks’ Residence Permits on Erdogan’s Request

Erdogan reportedly believes they are followers of exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, whose movement the Turkish government blames for the failed coup in the country in 2016 and describes as a 'terrorist group'.

Since the failed coup, the Turkish authorities have detained thousands of suspected 'Gulenists' and put pressure on governments abroad to extradite suspects.