Serbian FM sings in Turkish during Erdogan’s visit
Published time: 12 Oct, 2017 02:50
Edited time: 12 Oct, 2017 05:13
The visit of Turkey’s president to Serbia has been marked by some odd moments, with Belgrade’s FM singing in Turkish and Recep Tayyip Erdogan being greeted by a large banner reading “Welcome Sultan.”
Erdogan is on a two-day visit to Serbia to meet senior officials and to participate in a Turkish-Serbian business forum.
On Tuesday in Belgrade, Erdogan pledged gas and Turkish investments for the Balkans and signed deals with President Aleksandar Vucic to expand bilateral free trade agreements.
The spotlight of the trip, however, was seemingly stolen by some bizarre moments.
While visiting the town of Novi Pazar alongside Vucic, Erdogan was greeted by a large banner reading “Welcome Sultan” and signed “Ottoman grandchildren,” Reuters reports.
Novi Pazar is the center of the southern Muslim-majority region of Sandzak. The locals waved Turkish flags and shouted “Allahu Akbar.”