Turkey, Bosnia, Croatia Hold Three-Way Talks After Key NATO Move

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From Hurriyet:  The foreign ministers of Turkey, Croatia and Bosnia held Wednesday a second round of trilateral talks in an effort to improve dialogue between the major players on the Bosnian issue.

The meeting comes after NATO foreign ministers agreed last week in the Estonian capital of Tallinn to approve a Membership Action Plan, or MAP, for Bosnia, something for which Turkey had long campaigned. MAP is considered as the penultimate step to joining the world’s largest military alliance. 

“We have exerted intense efforts for Bosnia’s NATO membership,” Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu told a joint press conference.

The NATO decision to provide Bosnia with MAP status comes in defiance of opposition from major powers.

“Without our friends’ insistence and a constructive approach, we could not have obtained a productive result,” said Bosnian Foreign Minister Sven Alkalaj.  (photo: Reuters)

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