Turkey recognizes Kosovo, Serbia recalls its ambassador

Turkey recognizes Kosovo, Serbia recalls its ambassador

Turkey formally recognizes the newest state of the world, Kosovo, the Foreign Minister Ali Babacan said on Monday.

Turkey recognizes Kosovo, Serbia recalls its ambassador
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Turkey welcomes the elements and the content of the Kosovo's independence decleration, which was read in the Kosovar parliament on Sunday, Babacan said in statement.                                                    

Babacan also added Turkey values its regional and mutual relations with Serbia, who strongly opposes the Kosovo's independence. But Serbia Serbia is recalling its ambassadors for consultations from the countries recognizing the self-proclaimed independence of Kosovo, Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic said on Monday. Babacan will go Russia, the strongest supporter of Serbia in the UN Security Council, for a two day official visit on Tuesday.       

Major European powers, including France, Germany and Britain, along with the United States, officially recognized Kosovo.                                                                    

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