ECONOMY

Turkey's Halkbank opens 34th branch in Serbia

Kenan Bozkurt -- General Manager of Halkbank in Serbia -- [AA Photo]

Turkish lender on Wednesday added a to its network in , where it already has a widespread presence.

At the opening of the branch in eastern city of , of Halkbank in Serbia said Smederevo has a special significance as it is one of the capitals of old Serbia with rich history.

"I am very happy that we are opening the 34th branch in Serbia," said Bozkurt.

Turkish Ambassador to Serbia said that Halkbank is one of the main reasons for excellent economic relations between Serbia and .

"Halkbank is very important, because where there are Halkbank branches, there are also Turkish investors. I hope that the opening of this branch will contribute to increasing the number of Turkish investors in Smederevo," said Bilgiç.

Bilgiç asked Smederevo Mayor Jasna Avramovic to create the "best conditions" for Turkish investors.

The opening ceremony was attended by clients as well as the former Galatasaray player , who cut the ribbon together with Bilgiç, Bozkurt and the mayor of Smederevo.

Halkbank in Serbia has been operating since May 2015 and now has 34 branches in the country.

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