President of Parliament of Jagodina, president of the United Serbia Party and a long term member of Parliament Mr. Dragan Markovic-Palma visited Ankara on March 13, 2018 upon the invitation of Mr. Huseyin Sahin Turkish MP representing AKP from Bursa. The day before in Istanbul Mr. Markovic had a several meetings with some significant Turkish businessmen.
In Ankara he met Deputy Chairman of AKP in charged of foreign affairs Mr. Mehdi Eker, President of the Parlamentary Friendship Group between Turkey and Serbia Prof. Dr. Mustafa Isen, as well as Mr. M. Kasim Gulpinar President of the Parliamentary Committee for EU Affairs. At the end of the visit Mr. palma was received by Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu and Chairman of Turkish Parliament Ismail Kahraman.
Through all the meetings both sides emphasized their pleasure over the fact that the two countries`s relations reached very high level of cooperation. Mr. Markovic appealed to Turkish investors to come and invest in Serbia and help the economic exchange to exceed current 900 million euro. Deputy prime Minister Cavusoglu as well as the Chairman of Parliament Kahraman stressed the importance of Serbia as the key country of the Balkans and the readiness of Turkey to improved their relations with Serbia in all aspects. Prof Dr. Mustafa Isen added that if Turkey wants to have good relations with the Balkans, it must have firstly good relations with Serbia.