Gul: Turkey wants to help Balknas' EU integration
Turkish President Abdullah Gul returned from Serbia yesterday after attending a tripartite summit where he said Ankara wanted to help the volatile Balkans to turn into a stable region on track to join the European Union and NATO. Gul attended a tripartite summit between Turkey, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and met with Serbian President Boris Tadic and Bosnia and Herzegovina's Presidency Chairman Nebojsa Radmanovic. "It is our wish that the three Balkan countries strengthen cooperation and move together toward solving ongoing problems. Once this is done, we hope we can all gather under a wider umbrella of the EU and NATO," Gul told reporters. The tripartite summit aimed at contributing to efforts to normalize the relations between Serbia and Bosnia, and to build confidence between the two countries.