Bakir Izetbegovic, the Bosniak member of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite presidency, is in Turkey from July 30-Aug. 1 to participate in a series of talks with Turkish politicians. Izetbegovic met with his Turkish counterpart, President Abdullah Gül, on Monday and was hosted at a private iftar (fast-breaking dinner) at Tarabya Palace in İstanbul.
He met with Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, who was accompanied by Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioğlu, at the foreign minister’s residence on Tuesday. It is believed that recent regional and international developments that concern Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina were discussed at the meeting.
The meetings also focused on boosting trade relations between the two countries as well as Turkish investment in Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry, Izetbegovic was also scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday. Izetbegovic, Zeljko Komsic (Croat) and Nebojsa Radmanovic (Serb) are the current members of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite presidency.