Turkey and Serbia share a common history as the two important countries of the region. Notwithstanding the ups and downs in this long relationship throughout the history, we are pleased to observe that our relations have reached the highest level in the recent years. Now, we are talking about “strategic partnership” objective and consider each other as neighbors, in the absence of common border between our countries.
Within this spirit, SAM and IIPE (Institute of International Politics and Economics) of Serbia decided to organize the workshop titled “Current Turkey-Serbia Relations” in Belgrade, on 17 June 2015. The event was a very good opportunity to evaluate Turkish-Serbian bilateral relations as well as convergences and divergences of the foreign policies of the two countries towards the region.
In this book, you will find three articles written by prominent academics on the subject from Turkey and Serbia who made presentations during the workshop.
Thanking our partner Serbian organization, IIPE, for their warm hospitality and contributions to the workshop and this book, I hope the event and this publication will serve the friendship of Turkish and Serbian peoples and help develop further our relations aimed at peace, stability and prosperity of the two countries and the region.
Prof. Ali Resul USUL
Center for Strategic Research
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey