Erdogan arrives in Croatia, last leg of his Balkan tour


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, the last stop of his tour to the Balkans.


The plane of President Erdogan and his accompanying delegation landed on Wednesday evening at Zagreb Franjo Tudjman International Airport from Serbia.

He added that Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Yavuz Selim Kiran, Turkish Ambassador to Zagreb Mustafa Babur Hazlan, Croatian Ambassador to Ankara Hrvoy Svetanovic, Director of the Croatian President’s Special Office Bartol Simonek and other Croatian officials were received by Erdogan and his accompanying delegation.


The Turkish president is accompanied on his visit to Croatia by his wife Emine Erdoğan, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, Defense Hulusi Akar, Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, Agriculture and Forestry Vahid Kirishci, Trade Mehmet Muş, Transport and Infrastructure Adil Kara Ismailoglu, Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy.

The delegation also includes Head of Religious Affairs Ali Erbash, Head of the Communication Department at the Presidency of the Republic, Fakhruddin Altun, Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, and Head of the Defense Industries Authority Ismail Demir.


Erdogan’s tour, which includes Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia, will take 3 days between September 6 and 8, according to the Turkish Presidency Communication Department.