Turkey's labor minister said on Wednesday that Turkey would establish an industrial zone in Sanjak region of Serbia.
Labor & Social Affairs Minister Omer Dincer visited Tutin town in Serbia's Sanjak region, which is overwhelmingly Bosnian, ahead of a Turkish-Serbian Joint Economic Cooperation Council meeting due on Thursday.
"The industrial zone will be established in Sanjak region with Turkey's contributions, and we are planning to grant some 30 million Euro to the project," Dincer said.
Dincer said Turkish and Serbian relations had improved in recent years, and Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu had visited this country and signed several agreements.
"Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TIKA) has implemented 15 projects in Serbia, eight of which were in Sanjak region," he said.
Dincer also said TIKA would also construct a hospital and school in the same region.
The name Sandzak (Sanjak) derives from the Sanjak of Novi Pazar, a former Ottoman administrative district that existed until the Balkan Wars of 1912.
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