Croatia’s Interior Minister is on a two-day official visit to Turkey, where he met with his Turkish counterpart Interior Minister. The focus of their talks was on strengthening cooperation in terms of security, migration and human trafficking.
Speaking to reporters after their meeting Croatian Interior Minister Davor Božinović applauded Turkey’s efforts to control the flow of illegal migrants into Europe. "I would like to take this opportunity to commend the significant efforts of Turkey in hosting almost 4 million Syrian refugees on its territory. Croatia highly appreciates the major contribution of Turkey in addressing the most critical needs of the refugee population, as well as the needs of host communities," Minister Božinović said.
For his part, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu noted that both countries will work together in facing common security risks. "We had an opportunity to exchange our thoughts on security issues, counter-terrorism, illegal migration and the fight against narcotics. We agreed that we will cooperate on all of these fronts," Soylu said.
Minister Božinović will end his visit with a tour of refugee camps at the Turkish Syrian border on Wednesday.