Ahead of PM's visit, Serbia eliminates visa requirements for Turkish citizens
Serbia has decided to abolish visa requirements for Turkish citizens, Belgrade announced yesterday. "The government decided to introduce a visa-free regime for Turkish passport holders," Serbian government spokesman Milivoje Mihajlovic told Agence France-Presse, in a decision expected to go into effect as early as today. Serbian citizens still need a visa to travel to Turkey, which they can obtain at Turkish border crossings. The visa-free regime was introduced in the runup to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Belgrade set to begin today, when he will meet with his Serbian counterpart Mirko Cvetkovic as well as President Boris Tadic. Erdogan and Tadic are also expected to travel to the Muslim-dominated southwestern region of Sandzhak, where accords on Turkish investments are expected to be signed with local officials.