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The Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Turkey has introduced on May 18, 2015, new electronic e procedure for obtaining and prolonging the resident permit for foreigners.

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Nikola Tesla bust in Izmir

Ceremonial unveiling of a bust of Nikola Tesla, placed in the Central building of Izmir University of Economics (IUE), took place on November 24th 2015 in the presence of representatives of Izmir City administration,  rector of IUE, a large number of professors and students, as well as our citizens from Izmir. On behalf of Nikola Tesla Foundation from Belgrade, Mr Milan Knezevic attended the ceremony with wife Jasmina, joining representatives of our Consular Mission in Istanbul, Consul General Zoran Markovic and Consul Sandra Vujinovic, and Honorary Consul of the Republic of Serbia Mr MetinAkdurak.
Addressing the present guests, Consul General Mr Markovic expressed how great his honour was to talk about work and deeds of the famous scientist, whose visionary views had provided the quality of life we have today. “It represents pride that Nikola Tesla was one of us”Markovic emphasized, “a man from Balkans, of Serbian origin, and above all - citizen of the world.” He pointed out that Tesla’s ideas and work had been timeless, and that he had also proved with his work that true people have their place in thoughts and hearts, books and science of all people and countries, earning his immortality and respect. Z. Markovic had specially thanked the rectorate of IUE, city officials, and first of all to Nikola Tesla Foundation of Philadelphia, which had “brought Nikola Tesla to Izmir”by providing their donation. Alongside Mr Markovic, rector of IUE Prof.Dr.OguzEsen, representative of Tesla Foundation Mr M. Knezevic and others have presented their speech at the Ceremony.
The Ceremony was preceded by talks between CG Mr Z. Markovic with rector of IUE Mr OguzEsen, with possibility of cooperation of University Center in Izmir and higher education institutions in Serbia, being one of the topics. The official visit of chief of consular mission Z. Markovic to Izmir, was opportunity for meetings in City Hall of Izmir, as well as with president of Chamber of Commerce Mr EkremDemirtas. These talks confirmed great interest for deepening of overall cooperation, and primarily, in the field of industry and economy. Mr Z. Markovic announced the start of International Sailing Regatta in Cesme, which was attended by 300 participants, including sailors from Serbia.

Serbian cartoonist Jugoslav Vlahovic awarded artist

The 32nd Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition Awards were distributed during a ceremony on Nov. 17, in Istanbul.

One of the awarded artist is famous Serbian cartoonist Jugoslav Vlahovic. Representative of our Consulate General, has attended the ceremony and greeted our artist this reputable award.

Why Kosovo is ineligible for membership in UNESCO?

•    Because the request for its membership is a serious breach of the international law, the Constitution of UNESCO, the legally binding UN Security Council resolution 1244 (1999) and the Charter of the UN whose Article 25 says that “The Members of the UN agree to accept and carry out the decisions of the Security Council in accordance with the present Charter.”
•    Because according to the UN Security Council resolution 1244, which reaffirms the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (now Serbia), Kosovo and Metohija is an integral part of the Republic of Serbia, under the administration of the UN. Since Kosovo cannot be considered a State, it does not fulfil the basic requirement for membership set out by the UNESCO Constitution.
•    Because unilateral attempts such as this one seriously harm and disrupt the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, under the auspices of the European Union in which mutually acceptable solutions for many complex issues have been devised so far. The issue of the Serbian cultural heritage and the property of the Serbia Orthodox Church has not yet been discussed within the dialogue where it belongs.
•    Because this is unacceptable politicization of UNESCO which should not overtake the competences of the UN Security Council as the highest authority for the preservation of the international peace and security. UNESCO should not serve as an instrument for the affirmation of an illegal and unilaterally declared independence of a part of the territory of one UN member state. The primary goal of UNESCO is to promote universal values of humanity through education, science and culture not to make political decisions with regard to the statehood.
•    Because this would be a dangerous precedent, harmful for many states. This would open the door for other entities to follow the same path thus threatening territorial integrity and sovereignty of other member states.
•    Because this issue is polarizing the membership of UNESCO.
•    Because, besides not being a state, Pristina does not have moral credibility for membership. Anyone aspiring to UNESCO membership must prove not only in words but as well in deeds its commitment to the goals of the UNESCO Constitution, which certainly is incompatible with deliberate, systematic, vandal demolition of Serbian culture and historic monuments with the aim to remove the traces of centuries-long existence of Serbs in this area as well as the impunity of the perpetrators of such barbaric acts unworthy of the 21st Century. These acts are comparable only to the acts of destruction of cultural heritage by terrorist groups in the Middle East and elsewhere that the world is witnessing and UNESCO is strongly condemning.
•    Because four Serbian orthodox monasteries are inscribed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage in danger although the armed conflicts in Kosovo is over for many years now. In danger from whom?
•    Because the inclusion of this item in the provisional agenda of the 197th session of the UNESCO Executive board raises serious concerns about the compliance with procedure and the respect of the established UNESCO rules. Just to mention that even publishing of the document on the unacceptability of Kosovo`s application for UNESCO membership from the standpoint of the international law, prepared by Serbian Delegation to UNESCO, as an official document, as we requested, was refused. And the only intention was the voice of Serbia also to be heard.
•    Because we all would have to live with the negative consequences of such an irresponsible decision from the lesioning of the international law up to the fate of the Serbian cultural heritage in the province of Kosovo and Metohija which not only belongs to the Serbian people but also represents a part of the historical and civilizational heritage of modern Europe and the world.

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