Turkiye’s parliament speaker congratulated Serbia on Tuesday on the occasion of its National Day.

“On behalf of myself and the Turkish Grand National Assembly, I congratulate the people of Serbia with my sincere feelings on the occasion of the Serbian National Day,” Mustafa Sentop said in a letter to Serbian counterpart Ivica Dacic.

“It is our sincere wish to further develop our deep-rooted friendship relations between Turkey and Serbia and the close cooperation between our parliaments in every field. Our ongoing contacts in this context are a concrete manifestation of the constructive dialogue between our parliaments,” he added.

He also wished health, peace and happiness to the people of Serbia.

Every year, Serbia celebrates Feb. 15 as the National Day to commemorate the outbreak of the first Serbian uprising in 1804, which evolved into the Serbian Revolution against Ottoman rule.

The revolution ultimately resulted in the recognition of Serbia as a sovereign state by the Ottoman Empire.

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