(8 Oct 2019) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Bosnia’s rival leaders to end a year-long political deadlock that has fuelled tensions in the war-scarred country and stalled recovery.
On the second day of his visit to Serbia, Erdogan on Tuesday held a joint meeting in Belgrade with the three members of Bosnia’s multi-ethnic presidency and Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic.
Erdogan is also attending a ceremony inaugurating a Turkey-financed highway linking Belgrade with Bosnia’s capital of Sarajevo that is part of efforts to boost cooperation between the former wartime foes.
Long after the 1992-95 war in Bosnia ended, the country remains ethnically divided between majority Muslim Bosniaks and Serbs and Croats.
Disagreements over relations with NATO have blocked formation of a new government a year after a general election was held.
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