Friday, February 5, 2010

Turkey urges Islamic countries to recognize "Kosovo Independence"

Turkish President Abdullah Gul yesterday reiterated his country’s all-out support for recognition of Kosovo’s independence by the international community and called for other Islamic countries to also support it.


Turkey urged Islamic countries to recognize Kosovo’s independence, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul yesterday reiterated his country’s all-out support for recognition of Kosovo’s independence by the international community and called for other Islamic countries to also support it.

He said that Turkey, as a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), would also continue to extend support to Kosovo’s recognition by the European Union and NATO countries.

He was speaking at a joint press conference in Ankara with Kosovo’s President Fatmir Sejdiu.

A Muslim majority country, Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia on February 18, 2008, and Turkey was among the first countries to recognize it as an independent state.

Source:emportal.rs/

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