3 nations to unite under EU banner

2010-04-25 08:36 BJT


Leaders of Turkey, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia have expressed their hope that the Balkan countries will unite under the EU banner in the near future.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Chairman of Bosnia's tri-partite presidency, Haris Silajdzic and Serbian President Boris Tadic reached the consensus Saturday in Istanbul.

Their summit took place against a backdrop of strained ties between Serbia and Bosnia due to the 1992-1995 Balkan war.

From left, Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic, Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Chairman of Bosnia's Presidency Haris Silajdzic, Turkey's President Abdullah Gul, Sebia's President Boris Tadic and Bosnia's Foreign Minister Sven Alkalaj pose for a group photo during a meeting of the presidents of Bosnia, Turkey and Serbia in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, April 24, 2010. (AP Photo)
From left, Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic, Turkey's Foreign
Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Chairman of Bosnia's Presidency Haris
Silajdzic, Turkey's President Abdullah Gul, Sebia's President
Boris Tadic and Bosnia's Foreign Minister Sven Alkalaj pose for
a group photo during a meeting of the presidents of Bosnia, Turkey
and Serbia in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, April 24, 2010.(AP Photo)