UPDATES WITH SERBIAN PRESIDENT'S REMARKS, CHANGES DECK
By Berk Ozkan and Merve Aydogan
ISTANBUL/ANKARA (AA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday met with his visiting Serbian counterpart in Istanbul.
Erdogan and Aleksandar Vucic met at Vahdettin Mansion. The meeting was closed to the press.
Commenting on his meeting with Erdogan, Vucic said that "good relations between Serbia and Turkey are a condition for maintaining stability" in the Balkan region.
Speaking to Serbia's state-run news agency Tanjug, he announced that Erdogan is expected to make an official visit to Serbia by the end of the year.
"When you speak with someone for over two hours, it is clear that you have covered all the topics. I am satisfied, any conversation with Erdogan is always useful," Vucic said.
*Writing by Gozde Bayar