Erdogan to have 50 personal bodyguards while visiting Serbia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Serbia comes with extremely strong security measures, the Belgrade press said on Monday.

Source: Vecernje novosti, Tanjug
(Getty Images, file)
(Getty Images, file)

Erdogan, who will arrive here tonight on an official two-day visit, will have at least 50 personal bodyguards, writes the daily Vecernje Novosti.

His large delegation, which will arrive in several planes, with include 185 businesspeople and eight Turkish ministers, the newspaper said.

The visit of the high guest from Ankara will come with unprecedented security measures, such as he enjoys in his country, the article continued, and added that, besides Erdogan's security, about 3,000 Serbian police officers will be also be involved.

Srpski Telegraf writes that "60 Turks armed to the teeth" will be taking care of Ergogan's security, Tanjug reported.

"These are top professionals who make up the first security ring, they are part of Erdogan's personal security, it's literally impossible to get through them," the paper writes, adding that, moreover, Ankara has sent advance teams ten days ago to check all the locations and routes that the Turkish president will take.

"Several thousand Serbian colleagues will also be of great help to the Turkish specialists, including SAJ, Gendarmerie, Cobras, as well as the MUP Protection Directorate and regular police," the article said.


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