News Center -TDO-The Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo in Ankara, Avni Spahiu, hosted a reception at the Ankara Sheraton Hotel due to the 11th anniversary of Kosovo's independence.
Turkish Minister of Social Welfare and Family Zümrüt Selçuk, diplomats, mission chiefs and many guests attended to the reception.
Spahiu and Minister Selçuk made two short speeches at the reception. They both stated the friendship between Turkey and Kosovo, the close economic and political relations, drew attention to the cultural and historical ties in their speeches.
After prolonged conflict, Kosovo declared its independence in February 17, 2008. The Republic of Turkey was one of the first states to recognize Kosovo's independence.