Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag on Saturday visited a Turkey-based cultural institute in Bosnia-Herzegovina's southern city of Mostar.
After being briefed by the institution's principal Yunus Dilber, Akdag met students and teachers of the Yunus Emre Institute, and emphasized the importance of learning the Turkish language along with Bosnian in terms of cultural and economic activities.
The institute provides services abroad to people, who want to learn Turkish language, culture and art. One of its aims is to improve Turkey's friendship with other countries and increase cultural exchanges.
Since it was established in 2009, the institute has taught Turkish to more than 99,000 people in 43 countries.
Named after the 13th century poet Yunus Emre, the institute now has nearly 54 cultural centers around the world offering artistic, social and scientific programs.
Accompanied by Turkey's ambassador to Sarajevo Haldun Koc, Akdag also visited Vrelo Brune, a touristic attraction of Mostar.
Earlier, Akdag also met head of health services in Sarajevo Zilha Ademaj.
Source: Anadolu Agency