By Talha Ozturk and Busra Nur Cakmak
BELGRADE, Serbia (AA) - It is in the interest of the European Union to develop effective cooperation with Turkey, said the Croatian foreign minister on Friday.
Gordan Grlic-Radman's remarks came in a joint news conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who is currently visiting the capital Zagreb.
"Turkey is an EU candidate country and NATO ally. Therefore, It is in the interest of the European Union to develop effective cooperation with Turkey," said Radman, adding that Turkey is an important partner of the bloc in the refugee crisis, security, and fight against terrorism as well as economy and trade fields.
Radman also said Croatia will give the necessary support to the development of relations between Turkey and the EU.